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2019 Patriot Day Ceremony

Firemen assigned to the 22nd Civil Engineering Squadron, ring the last alarm during the Patriot Day Ceremony Sept. 11, 2019, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. The last alarm honors firefighters that lost their lives on 9/11, it is represented by a bell that is rung three times, signifying the end of their final alarm. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexi Bosarge)

Firemen assigned to the 22nd Civil Engineering Squadron, ring the last alarm during the Patriot Day Ceremony Sept. 11, 2019, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. The last alarm honors firefighters that lost their lives on 9/11, it is represented by a bell that is rung three times, signifying the end of their final alarm. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexi Bosarge)

Col. Robert Kelly, 22nd Mission Support Group commander, gives a speech about the events that took place 18 years ago on 9/11 at the Patriot Day Ceremony Sept. 11, 2019, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. The ceremony was not only held to honor all 576 emergency first responders who gave their lives on 9/11 to save others, but also all service members of the United States Armed Forces currently serving at home and overseas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexi Bosarge)

Col. Robert Kelly, 22nd Mission Support Group commander, gives a speech about the events that took place 18 years ago on 9/11 at the Patriot Day Ceremony Sept. 11, 2019, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. The ceremony was not only held to honor all 576 emergency first responders who gave their lives on 9/11 to save others, but also all service members of the United States Armed Forces currently serving at home and overseas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexi Bosarge)

Jeff Fetter, Wichita Caledonian Pipes and Drums bagpiper, plays Amazing Grace during the Patriot Day Ceremony Sept. 11, 2019, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. The ceremony was held in honor of all the emergency first responders who gave their lives to save others on 9/11. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexi Bosarge)

Jeff Fetter, Wichita Caledonian Pipes and Drums bagpiper, plays Amazing Grace during the Patriot Day Ceremony Sept. 11, 2019, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. The ceremony was held in honor of all the emergency first responders who gave their lives to save others on 9/11. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexi Bosarge)

Senior Airman Griffin Rogers, 22nd Force Support Squadron honor guardsman, carries the flag after retreat Sept. 11, 2019, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. The Patriot Day Ceremony was held to honor the lives lost during the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center. A total of 576 emergency first responders passed away that day, trying to protect the lives of others. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexi Bosarge)

Senior Airman Griffin Rogers, 22nd Force Support Squadron honor guardsman, carries the flag after retreat Sept. 11, 2019, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. The Patriot Day Ceremony was held to honor the lives lost during the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center. A total of 576 emergency first responders passed away that day, trying to protect the lives of others. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexi Bosarge)