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Sep 7, 2016 9:44 AM

Portsmouth to hold memorial service marking 9/11 anniversary

The Associated Press

PORTSMOUTH (AP) — The city of Portsmouth is planning to hold a memorial service outside police headquarters and city hall to mark the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks on America.

The Portsmouth Herald reports the service honoring the memory of the fallen heroes and victims will begin at 8:46 a.m. Sunday, the time the first airplane struck the World Trade Center towers in New York City.

Portsmouth resident Tom McGuinness was co-piloting American Airlines Flight 11 when it struck the first tower.

Those planning to attend the commemoration service are encouraged to bring a flower or bouquet to leave at the foot of the steel World Trade Center beam unveiled by city officials last September. The monument was erected to serve as a visible reminder of the horrific tragedy.

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