Streetsboro -- On Sept. 11, the city will gather at 9:30 a.m. at City Hall to pay respects to those who lost their lives 12 years ago during the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in New York City, Washington, D.C. and above the fields of Shanksville, Pa.
"I'll open it up, our chaplain will say a few words, and so will the mayor," said Streetsboro Fire Chief Reinholz. "Then, I'll ring the bell, signifying the memory of the safety forces and citizens who lost their lives."
"We need to keep reminding people of the United States of the tragedy that took place," said Broska.
Broska relates the 2001 terrorist attacks to the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. The Sept. 11 attacks have had a particularly strong impact on this generation, he said.
"We have a constant reminder of the terrorism that takes place around the globe and in our own country," he said. "It's etched in our memory. It's still fresh."
Broska cites the various terrorist incidents around the world.
"We see what has happened in Benghazi and other attacks that have taken place," said Broska. "When we see those, we think of the attacks that happened on our own soil. It's huge and something that will be forever remembered."
The ceremony will take place in front of the 9/11 memorial.