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Palmyra community holds Sept. 11 observance

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There were a number of observances Wednesday across the Midstate to mark the 12th anniversary of September 11.

That included a gathering of Palmyra residents who met up along the square in the borough.

They held candles and flags. They said a prayer and sang "God Bless America."

One of the rallying cries that came out of the terrorist attacks was to "never forget."

The people in Palmyra did their part.

"I just felt it was something that needed to be done," said organizer Glenn Kohr, who says he's going to try to do this every year. "We need to not forget those who died on 9-11."

"I think it's very important," said Dennis Haines, a Vietnam War veteran. "It was a monumental moment in my life and everybody else's. We went to war over it."

Many said the memories from that day 12 years ago are still fresh in their minds.

"When the second tower came down, when it flew into the second tower, life changed as we know it," said Carolyn Andreno, a retired Navy nurse who was serving state-side when the attack occurred.

"I drove down to York to the hospice office," Lutheran Pastor Richard Barley said. "I got there and the ladies who were there had the television on and they were in tears."

"I came home after school and I saw it on the news and I was shocked and I dropped my bag," said 23-year old Elizabeth Bechtel, who was in 8th grade at the time.

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