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9/11 remembrance ceremony held at Batavia VA Medical Center

Volunteers gathered to place flags outside the Batavia VA Medical Center. The flags will come down in about a week.

BATAVIA, N.Y. — A 9/11 remembrance ceremony was held Saturday in Batavia.

People gathered to place flags on the ground for a large display in Batavia outside the VA Medical Center. The U.S. flags were placed to recognize victims of the 9/11 attacks in 2001.

There will be a ceremony on Monday afternoon for people to honor the lives lost.

"It's an appropriate remembrance, an appropriate somber remembrance," event volunteer Nick Lamarca said. "9/11 isn't the holiday where you go and blow off fireworks and celebrate. It's supposed to be a somber observance, and I really think this kind of captures that."

The flags will come down in about a week.

John Kutianski from the Buffalo VA Medical Center said "it's important that these flags are up so that we never forget what happened to us."


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