BOISE-- Throughout the state, nation, and worldwide -- millions will gather to remember the terrorist attacks that forever changed the landscape of New York City 11 years ago.
Here in Boise, roughly 100 family members, friends, and acquaintances of military members killed in the resulting war on terror gathered to remember their lost loved ones. The third annual event took place at the Idaho Fallen Soldier's Memorial on the lawn of the Old Ada County Courthouse.
Governor C.L. Butch Otter and First Lady Lori Otter read each military member's first and last name, their city of origin, and date of death.
The governor and first lady read 62 names, all of them engraved on the fallen soldier memorial. As they read each name, a small bell was rung.
The names of Cody Moosman, Robert Dyas Jr., Chris Workman, Daniel Brown, Ryan Sharp, Kenneth Cochran, and Ethan J. Martin were added to the memorial in 2012.
Idaho military leaders joined the governor and first lady, along with service members from the Idaho National Guard, Mountain Home Air Force Base, and other service branches.
Retired national guard general AlanGayhart reminded those gathered at the memorial never to let future generations forget September 11, 2001.
We should always remember that September 11 is much like December 7, 1941, Gayhart said. Our nation was attacked on our own soil -- and these brave individuals have sacrificed for our freedoms, and we should never let future generations forget the sacrifice that ensures the continuations of our freedom.
Tuesday's memorial also include dozens of American flags, many of them bearing the names and photos of the fallen military members.
Members of several Idaho military motorcycle units served as flag bearers and volunteers at the ceremony. A military band played taps.
The family of Cody Moosman, Robert Dyas Jr., Chris Workman, Daniel Brown, Ryan Sharp, Kenneth Cochran, and Ethan J. Martinwas were presented with an honorary plaque and a flag.