KAYSVILLE -- About 350 people attended an unveiling of the new 9/11 monument, located in the Utah State University Botanical Garden Center in Kaysville.
The monument, featuring a 10-foot high bronze statue of a firefighter holding a small child while on bended knee, was uncovered Wednesday morning during program featuring patriotic songs, speeches and a riveting video presentation featuring pictures from the day of the attack 12 years ago.
The event also included a balloon release of three white balloons, representing the three local people who were the first causalities of the attack; Brady Howell, Mary Alice Wahlstrom and Carolyn Beug.
There was also a release of 129 blue balloons representing those service men and women who had died since the corresponding war on terror.
Sen. Stuart Adams, R-Layton referred to the day as "solemn," as many of those gathered wiped tears away as they reflected on Sept. 11, 2001, many of whom in attendance say a day they will never forget.
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