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9/11: Ten years later

Scores gather to remember those who perished during attack
by: Courtesy of Forest Grove Fire & Rescue More than 100 people attended a 9/11 memorial service Sunday morning in Forest Grove. As part of the ceremony, Forest Grove Firefighter Ted Penge presented Chief Michael Kinkade with a 9/11 memorial coin and photo album as a gift from the International Association of Firefighters Union. More photos are posted on the Forest Grove Fire & Rescue’s facebook page.

Under a clear sky and light warm wind, more than 100 people gathered at the base of Forest Grove's ceremonial flag Sunday to mark the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.

'Each one of us has our own memories of what happened at the Twin Towers,' said Forest Grove City Council President Tom Johnston. 'Though it happened thousands of miles away, it was in our backyard.'

Johnston, a former police officer, spoke of the sacrifices made 10 years ago, and in the years since.

'Freedoms come at a high cost, dollar-wise and in the tragic loss of human life,' he said, mentioning Navy corpsman Ryley Gallinger-Long of Cornelius, who was killed in Afghanistan last month.

Johnston encouraged people to 'remember those who gave their lives, so we may live in freedom.'