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About 50 people gather in Forest Grove to remember and honor those lost 16 years ago on Sept. 11, 2001

NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER OERTELL - Firefighters carry a portion of a steel support beam from the wreckage of the World Trade Center to a place of honor during a 9/11 memorial ceremony Monday in Forest Grove, which drew about 50 people. NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER OERTELL - First responders salute as the flag is lowered to half mast.  A firefighter also rang a fire bell 15 times — three sets of five times each, the old firefighter down signal, as onlookers watched silently.NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER OERTELL - Firefighter Daren Betancourt rang a fire bell 15 times — three sets of five times each, the old firefighter down signal, as onlookers watched silently.NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER OERTELL - Forest Grove Fire Chief Michael Kinkade gathers with his family to inspect the relic from the 9/11 attacks in New York.NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER OERTELL - A firefighter lowers the flag to half mast during the ceremony.NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER OERTELL - Public safety officers line up while waiting for the ceremony to begin.NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER OERTELL - Forest Grove Mayor Pete Truax speaks to the crowd.NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER OERTELL - At half-mast, Forest Grove's giant flag drawfs the spectators below.

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