Local Groups Observe 9/11 Anniversary

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Local groups observed the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks by honoring those who lost their lives and people still serving.

Fort Smith firefighters and city leaders gathered at Station One on Tuesday to remember the sacrifices made that day. They rang a bell at the exact time the south tower began to collapse.

Fayetteville Autopark hosted their 10th annual fish fry on Tuesday to honor firefighters, police, and paramedics. The car dealership started the tradition exactly one year after the attacks on the World Trade Center.

“We appreciate them recognizing what we do for a living out here and we don't do it for recognition. We do it because it is who we are,” said Fayetteville Fire Chief David Dayringer.

In Fayetteville students at the University of Arkansas paused to remember the anniversary.

The Al-Islam Student Association is hosting a three day blood drive in honor of the 9/11 anniversary.

“The act of evil that was shown by these extremists, we want to take it out, and we want to take it out by positive community work,” said a student.

The blood drive at the University of Arkansas runs through Wednesday. Students can donate at the Multicultural Center on campus between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

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