Volunteers honor 9/11 victims through service

PASCAGOULA, MS (WLOX) - On this 12th anniversary of the September 11th 2001 attack on America, a symbolic gesture of hope took place in Pascagoula.

The event was called the National Day of Service and Remembrance for the nearly 3,000 people who lost their lives in that attack. Included among those who perished were more than 400 firefighters, police officers and other first responders.

Wednesday, volunteers from the Seabee base in Gulfport and Alfred State University in New York took part on the Habitat for Humanity build project. For the students from New York, this event hit home especially hard, since that state felt the brunt of the attack.

All the volunteers today said they were proud to be taking part in such a project, not only building a home that will hold out hope for someone in the future, but also to remember those who lost their lives.

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