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9/11 Memorial Ruck Ceremony

U.S. Air Force Col. Jocelyn Schermerhorn, 1st Special Operations Wing commander, grabs an American flag to take on a 9/11 Memorial Ruck

U.S. Air Force Col. Jocelyn Schermerhorn, 1st Special Operations Wing commander, grabs an American flag to take on a 9/11 Memorial Ruck at Hurlburt Field, Florida, Sept. 10, 2021. The event was held to honor those who ran toward the chaos during the 9/11 terrorist attacks 20 years before. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Miranda Mahoney)

An American flag with the name of a victim of the 9/11 terrorist attacks is taken on a 9/11 Memorial Ruc

An American flag with the name of a victim of the 9/11 terrorist attacks is taken on a 9/11 Memorial Ruck at Hurlburt Field, Florida, Sept. 10, 2021. Airmen, family members and community partners from across Hurlburt Field and the local area participated in the event to pay tribute to the almost 3,000 victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Miranda Mahoney)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Angel Estrada, a 1st Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, performs the bell ringing during a 9/11 Memorial Ruck Ceremony

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Angel Estrada, a 1st Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, performs the bell ringing during a 9/11 Memorial Ruck Ceremony at Hurlburt Field, Florida, Sept. 10, 2021. Ringing the bell is a tradition used to honor those who died during the 9/11 terrorist attacks. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Miranda Mahoney)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Marcus Dillard, a 1st Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, performs the bell ringing during a 9/11 Memorial Ruck Ceremony

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Marcus Dillard, a 1st Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, performs the bell ringing during a 9/11 Memorial Ruck Ceremony at Hurlburt Field, Florida, Sept. 10, 2021. Ringing the bell is a tradition used to honor those who died during the 9/11 terrorist attacks. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Miranda Mahoney)

U.S. Air Force Col. Jocelyn Schermerhorn, 1st Special Operations Wing commander, speaks during a 9/11 Memorial Ruck Ceremony

U.S. Air Force Col. Jocelyn Schermerhorn, 1st Special Operations Wing commander, speaks during a 9/11 Memorial Ruck Ceremony at Hurlburt Field, Florida, Sept. 10, 2021. The event was held to honor those who ran toward the chaos during the 9/11 terrorist attacks 20 years before. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Miranda Mahoney)

A 1st Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter waits for a 9/11 Memorial Ruck Ceremony to begin

A 1st Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter waits for a 9/11 Memorial Ruck Ceremony to begin at Hurlburt Field, Florida, Sept. 10, 2021. The event was held to honor those who ran toward the chaos during the 9/11 terrorist attacks 20 years before. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Miranda Mahoney)

A 1st Special Operations Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler waits for a 9/11 Memorial Ruck Ceremony to begin

A 1st Special Operations Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler waits for a 9/11 Memorial Ruck Ceremony to begin at Hurlburt Field, Florida, Sept. 10, 2021. The event was held to honor those who ran toward the chaos during the 9/11 terrorist attacks 20 years before. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Miranda Mahoney)

U.S. Air Force Col. Jocelyn Schermerhorn, 1st Special Operations Wing commander, heads to the front of a crowd of Airmen to start a 9/11 Memorial Ruck Ceremony

U.S. Air Force Col. Jocelyn Schermerhorn, 1st Special Operations Wing commander, heads to the front of a crowd of Airmen to start a 9/11 Memorial Ruck Ceremony at Hurlburt Field, Florida, Sept. 10, 2021. The event was held to honor those who ran toward the chaos during the 9/11 terrorist attacks 20 years before. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Miranda Mahoney)

A U.S. Air Force fireman’s uniform is displayed during a 9/11 Memorial Ruck Ceremony

A U.S. Air Force fireman’s uniform is displayed during a 9/11 Memorial Ruck Ceremony at Hurlburt Field, Florida, Sept. 10, 2021. Nearly 400 firefighters and police officers were killed during the 9/11 terrorist attacks. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Miranda Mahoney)

HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. --

Airmen, family members and community partners from across Hurlburt Field and the local area participated in a 9/11 Memorial Ruck Ceremony to pay tribute to the almost 3,000 victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.