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In Rochester, a moment to remember, reflect on 9/11 sacrifice

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Firefighters, Police and many City of Rochester employees pause on Monday to salute the victims of 9/11. (Courtesy/Rochester Police)

ROCHESTER - Rochester Police and Fire, Frisbie EMS and many City of Rochester civilian employees took time on Monday to pay their respects to the victims of 9/11.

Newly installed Rochester Fire Chief Mark E. Klose and Fire Marshal Tim Wilder spoke to the sacrifice of many, including firefighters, police and other first responders in the deadly attack at the Twin Towers, the Pentagon and on a field in Pennsylvania on Sept. 22, 2001.

Some 412 emergency workers died at New York's Ground Zero, including 343 firefighters; more than 2,700 deaths were recorded in all in New York.

The fire department's bell rang at 8:46 a.m. when the first plane - Flight 11 - crashed into the north face of the North Tower, or Tower 1.

Seventeen minutes later Flight 175 crashed into the south face of the South Tower.

The flag at the Fire Department was lowered to half-staff to honor all of the victims.

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