Ventura firefighters gather to remember 9/11

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. Saturday morning, firefighters stood silently at attention outside of Station 41 as four sets of five bells chimed over the station's radio system. Also, the flag was lowered to half-staff.

Bells are traditionally used to honor firefighters who die in the line of duty.

The memorial was timed to coincide with the moment when the South Tower of the /*World Trade Center*/ collapsed on /*Sept. 11*/, 2001.

Members of the public gathered to join the tribute. It stirred up a lot of emotions for everyone present.

"There were a number of our people who knew people who died in the World Trade Center. Over and above that, it's not just with the firefighters, it's all the thousands of people who died," said /*Ventura County Fire Department*/ Batt. Chief Mike Sandwick.

"It was a time of remembrance for me, because I used to commute through the World Trade Center," said Jeanie Mose, who attended the memorial. "It was important for me to be here today."

Approximately 350 firefighters were among the thousands of people who died on Sept. 11.

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