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Portland, Maine, Holds Remembrance on Sept. 11 Anniversary

Fire and police departments in Portland, Maine, are joining in the event

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    Portland, Maine, Holds Remembrance on Sept. 11 Anniversary
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    The Tribute in Light rises behind the Brooklyn Bridge and buildings adjacent to the World Trade Center complex, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014 in New York. The tribute, an art installation of 88 searchlights aiming skyward in two columns, is a remembrance of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

    The city where two of the 9/11 hijackers set that fateful day in motion is holding a remembrance ceremony.

    Fire and police departments in Portland, Maine, are joining in the event. Fire Chief Jerome LaMoria and Police Chief Michael Sauschuck will participate in the wreath-laying ceremony at Fort Allen Park.

    The ringleader of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks started the day at Portland International Jetport. Mohamed Atta and Abdulaziz Alomari flew from Portland to Boston, where they boarded a jet that Atta flew into the World Trade Center's north tower.

    Among the Maine victims were retirees Jackie and Robert Norton of Lubec and Portland lawyer James Roux, who were on hijacked flights, along with Stephen Ward, a Gorham native in the north tower; and Navy Cmdr. Robert Allan Schlegel at the Pentagon.

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