Valley residents remember the 9/11 terrorist attacks

9/11 ceremony in Rio Grande City

The 12th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks were remembered across the Rio Grande Valley.

Close to 3,000 people lost their lives in the attacks forever changing the world.

Islamic terrorists hijacked airplanes slamming into the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon in Washington DC.

Passengers in one hijacked airplane fought back and crashed it into a remote field in Pennsylvania.

Somber memorials were held across the Valley to remember Patriot Day and the victims of the attacks.

In McAllen, HEB is honoring firefighters with a ceremony and a free lunch.

More than 100 gathered at the Catholic War Veterans Hall in Weslaco where they held a memorial ceremony.

Officials with Sharyland ISD held a special ceremony where elementary school students read patriotic poems.

There was also good turnout at a ceremony at the South Texas College campus in Rio Grande City for a ceremony there.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers also hosted a 9/11 memorial event at the Veterans International Bridge in Brownsville.

Where were you during the 9/11 terrorist attacks?