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San Angelo 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

Members of the San Angelo community took a moment of silence during the 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony at the Bill Aylor Sr. Memorial RiverStage in San Angelo, Texas on Sept. 11, 2021. Members from the San Angelo community gathered on the 20th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, to honor and remember not just the first responders, but the innocent civilians who paid the ultimate sacrifice 20 years ago. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ashley Thrash)

Members of the San Angelo community took a moment of silence during the 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony at the Bill Aylor Sr. Memorial RiverStage in San Angelo, Texas on Sept. 11, 2021. Members from the San Angelo community gathered on the 20th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, to honor and remember not just the first responders, but the innocent civilians who paid the ultimate sacrifice 20 years ago. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ashley Thrash)

U.S. Air Force Col. Matthew Reilman, 17th Training Wing commander, speaks during the 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony at the Bill Aylor Sr. Memorial RiverStage in San Angelo, Texas on Sept. 11, 2021.  During his speech, he commemorated the fallen,  the tragic outcome of 9/11 and highlighted how important the first responders and military members are to the community and this country. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ashley Thrash)

U.S. Air Force Col. Matthew Reilman, 17th Training Wing commander, speaks during the 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony at the Bill Aylor Sr. Memorial RiverStage in San Angelo, Texas on Sept. 11, 2021. During his speech, he commemorated the fallen, the tragic outcome of 9/11 and highlighted how important the first responders and military members are to the community and this country. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ashley Thrash)

Members of the San Angelo community lit candles for a moment of silence during the 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony at the Bill Aylor Sr. Memorial RiverStage in San Angelo, Texas on Sept. 11, 2021. The ceremony included several speakers, a candlelit moment of silence, a video presentation, and a performance by the McGill Elementary children’s choir. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ashley Thrash)

Members of the San Angelo community lit candles for a moment of silence during the 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony at the Bill Aylor Sr. Memorial RiverStage in San Angelo, Texas on Sept. 11, 2021. The ceremony included several speakers, a candlelit moment of silence, a video presentation, and a performance by the McGill Elementary children’s choir. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ashley Thrash)

Kaden Wright, Angelo State University student, sings during the 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony at the Bill Aylor Sr. Memorial RiverStage in San Angelo, Texas on Sept. 11, 2021. Wright sang a cover song with the San Angelo Community Band to honor the fallen on the 20th anniversary of 9/11. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ashley Thrash)

Kaden Wright, Angelo State University student, sings during the 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony at the Bill Aylor Sr. Memorial RiverStage in San Angelo, Texas on Sept. 11, 2021. Wright sang a cover song with the San Angelo Community Band to honor the fallen on the 20th anniversary of 9/11. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ashley Thrash)

The San Angelo Community Band performs during the 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony at the Bill Aylor Sr. Memorial RiverStage in San Angelo, Texas on Sept. 11, 2021. The band performed as part of the annual ceremony held by the city of San Angelo to honor the fallen, and the people who served, as well as others who continue to keep our country safe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ashley Thrash)

The San Angelo Community Band performs during the 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony at the Bill Aylor Sr. Memorial RiverStage in San Angelo, Texas on Sept. 11, 2021. The band performed as part of the annual ceremony held by the city of San Angelo to honor the fallen, and the people who served, as well as others who continue to keep our country safe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ashley Thrash)

SAN ANGELO, Texas --

San Angelo held the annual 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony at the Bill Aylor Sr. Memorial RiverStage on Sept. 11.

The ceremony included performances from the San Angelo Community Band and the McGill Elementary children’s choir, presentations from several guest speakers, and a candlelit moment of silence. 

Members from the San Angelo community gathered on the 20th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, to honor and remember not just the first responders, but the innocent civilians who lost their lives 20 years ago. 

Col. Reilman, 17th Training Wing commander, was the keynote speaker. During his speech, he commemorated the fallen,  described the tragic outcome of 9/11, and highlighted how important the first responders and military members are to the community and this country. 

 “With the passing of time, our memories of certain events in our life seem to fade, but not that day,” said Reilman. “9/11 is engrained in all of us, how that morning unfolded, where we were, how time seemed to stop, and how everything changed.” 

San Angelo Mayor, Brenda Gunter, officially declared the city-wide recognition of Sept. 11 as a day of service and remembrance.

“Let us be united in our fight against terrorism and stand tall with those first responders and service members that have served and continue to serve today,” said Reilman. “Let us never forget."