It was an overcast early Sunday morning as dozens of residents joined the and at 6:45 a.m. for a ceremony commemorating the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.
The crowd was sprinkled with U.S. Armed Forces veterans and young children, many of whom were several years from being born when the attacks occurred in 2001.
SMFD Chief Steve Heydorff and SMPD Chief Marilyn Diaz were on hand to lead the ceremony.
After a moment of silence, the event featured playback of a recorded remembrance the horrific events of Sept. 11, 2001.
A "ringing of the bells" also took place in honor of the fallen, a firefighter tradition that goes back more than 150 years.
Following the service, attendees were invited to stay for a breakfast provided by local coffee shop .
A patriotic wreath, which was laid at the memorial monument at the SMFD in honor of the 9/11 fallen, was donated by