Jefferson City Remembers 9/11

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JEFFERSON CITY - Hundreds of residents gathered in downtown Jefferson City Sunday afternoon to commemorate those who died in the September 11 attacks.

Firefighters, policemen, boy scouts and veterans walked along High Street in the parade and symbolized those who are still protecting our country locally, nationally and internationally. 

Many people said they came out to remember the lives that were lost, but also wanted to support America on this day.

"It's the Ameican thing to do," said veteran Ron Prenger. "If you've seen anything on the television networks in the last three or four days, I don't see how you could avoid the opportunity [to come]."

Nicole Hoff of Jefferson City said she brought her children to the parade to teach them about honoring veterans and servicemen who protect America. 

"I think it's important to thank those people that protect our community and serve," said Hoff. "This parade makes people more aware of the heroes we see everyday."

The parade wrapped up around 3pm after circling around the Capitol building.