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9/11 Anniversary Ceremony

Governor Rick Perry, Attorney General Greg Abbott and numerous other public officials attended a brief, understated ceremony at the Texas State Cemetery on the 10th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks. Perry laid a wreath at the foot of the Texas 9/11 monument to commemorate the men and women who died in New York, Washington D.C. and Pennsylvania.

Perry spoke to a gathered crowd of first responders and military personnel from around the state about the attacks and America's response to them.

"In some ways it seems like it happened just yesterday and in another it seems like it happened a lifetime ago," Perry said.

Perry added: "Our enemies failed miserably if their goal was to demoralize America and paralyze us with fear. Instead, we rose above the ashes and found unity in the face of adversity."

The Cemetery monument has two columns from the World Trade Center incorporated into the design. Flags around the state have been ordered to fly at half staff in honor of the 9/11 dead.

See images of the ceremony below.