Idahoans remember 9/11 attacks at fallen soldier memorial

Credit: Eric Turner / KTVB

Idaho Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter reads the names of more than 60 Idaho service members who have been killed in the line of duty since the September 11, 2001 attacks.

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by KTVB.COM

KTVB.COM

Posted on September 11, 2013 at 1:02 PM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 29 at 10:28 PM

BOISE-- It's been twelve years since the terrorist attacks on New York City's World Trade Center buildings and the Pentagon in Washington D.C.

September 11th marks a somber anniversary for Americans, but especially families who have lost loved ones in the fight against terror.

People from across Idaho will gather throughout the state Wednesday to commemorate the attacks at dozens of local memorials.

FALLEN SOLDIER MEMORIAL

Here in Boise, hundreds are expected to gather at the Idaho Fallen Soldier Memorial in downtown Boise at 10 a.m. They'll remember the 66 servicemembers -- both men and women -- who have given their lives fighting for our freedom since the September 11th attacks.

Organizers will present engraved stones and flags in honor of four Idaho soldiers who have been killed in the past year. That includes the latest casualty from the Gem State, Staff Sergeant Octavio Herrera from Caldwell.

The 26-year-old was killed last month when enemy forces attacked his unit in Afghanistan. Two others, Mitchell Daehling and Thomas Murach, were also killed in the line of duty this year as well as Shane Wilson, who died in October of last year.

Idaho Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter and First Lady Lori Otter are scheduled to take part.

MERIDIAN MEMORIAL

The Meridian Fire Department will hold a short 9/11 ceremony at Fire Station 1 located 540 E. Franklin Road at 7:50 a.m. The ceremony will include a performance by the Meridian Pipe and Drum Corps, the raising of the flag by the Honor Guard, a moment of silence and ringing of the bell.

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