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Southern Colorado 9/11 observances

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Communities across southern Colorado will pause and remember those who lost their lives on the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks.

Here are several events happening throughout the day Wednesday:

Woodland Park: Lions Park, at the intersection of Hwys 24 & 67. 9 a.m. Participating groups include the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Teller Co. Sheriff's Office, Woodland Park Police Dept., Northeast Teller Co. Fire Dept., and the Woodland Park Middle School Choir.

Colorado Springs: A Day of Remembrance and Community Commemoration. 10 a.m., Memorial Park. Featured speaker this year is retired USAF Gen. Richard B. Myers. National Anthem by the 4th Infantry Division band. Performance by the U.S. Air Force Academy's "In the Stairwell" vocal group.

Pueblo: Patriot Day ceremony. 7:58 a.m. World Trade Center steel memorial at the Center for American Values Plaza on the Arkansas Riverwalk. Open house will follow in the center.

Gov. Jared Polis has ordered flags to be lowered to half staff on all public buildings in the state Wednesday, to honor those who died on Sept. 11, 2001.

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