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Published September 11, 2013, 09:17 AM

UND ROTC cadets stand guard outside Memorial Union in remembrance of Sept. 11

Twelve years ago today the nation was attacked. More than 7,000 people lost their lives on 9-11. The terrorist attacks launched the country into the longest war in U.S. history.

Twelve years ago today the nation was attacked. More than 7,000 people lost their lives on 9-11. The terrorist attacks launched the country into the longest war in U.S. history.

Today, men and women across the country found time to take a moment of silence to remember those who were lost on that tragic day. University of North Dakota Reserve Officers Training Corps members honored the 12th anniversary of 9-11 by holding a memorial and the event itself was very symbolic to everything that occurred that day.

The memorial started at 7:46 -- the exact time that the North Tower was first struck. Every hour until 11:46 there was a changing of the guard and each change symbolized major events that happened on September 11.

The North tower, the south tower, the pentagon, the crash of United 93 and the collapse of the 7 WTC building. Those involved were very proud to honor the men and women who were lost.

"It's an extreme honor for myself, I think it's important," said Danielle Seitvogel. "Like the 9-11 motto says, 'never forget', and I think it's very, very important that we remember those that fell on that day and remember those who fought for the cause and that are still fighting".

In the past, the Air Force ROTC held the memorial for 9-11. This was the first year the Army ROTC joined them.

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