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The event, paying tribute to those who lost their lives in the attacks, takes place at the Centennial Flag & Fountain.

PMG FILE PHOTO - Residents of St. Helens will remember 9/11 victims in ceremony at Centennial Flag and Fountain. Hometown Heroes of Columbia County will host its second annual 9/11 Remembrance event on Sunday, Sept. 11.

The commemoration begins at 8:30 a.m. Sept. 11, at the St. Helens Centennial Flag and Fountain, located in the lower parking lot of the Columbia County offices, along the Columbia River.

The purpose of the event is to pay tribute to the men and women who lost their lives at the World Trade Center in New York City, at the Pentagon near Washington, D.C., and outside of Shanksville, Pennsylvania on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001.

Names of the 2,977 victims will be read at 8:46 a.m., a time that is significant since it was when Flight 11 crashed into the World Trade Center's North Tower in Manhattan.

Of the 2,977 deaths, 2,753 are attributed to the World Trade Center attack, 343 of whom were firefighters.

At the Pentagon in Arlington County, Virginia, a suburb of Washington, D.C., 184 people died.

Forty more were killed when their hijacked airliner crashed in rural Pennsylvania, apparently after passengers revolted and attacked the hijackers before they could fly the plane into another target.

The community is invited to the St. Helens 9/11 Remembrance event. There will be roses and ribbons available to place on the fence. The remembrance display will remain in place until 7 p.m.

Hometown Heroes of Columbia County is a nonprofit group operating under the umbrella of the Columbia County Sheriff's Volunteers.

The group says its "mission is to support our active military men and women by sending them love overseas, one care package at time."

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