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Leon County holds day of service to honor victims of 9/11

Posted at 5:32 PM, Aug 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-22 17:32:31-04

LEON COUNTY, Fla. — A day many of us will never forget. On September 11, 2001, more than 2,000 people were killed in terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and United Flight 93.

On Thursday, more than 100 people are giving their time in honor of those victims.

Each year, Leon County hosts a day of remembrance and service, in honor of those who lost their life on that day.

More than 150 county employees, partners and neighbors volunteered their time, working on 17 community and housing restoration projects in the Lakewood Estates neighborhood. Neighbors said they're grateful for the work done.

"Oh it means the world to me, because I would not have the resources or the money to do what they are doing so its simply amazing," said homeowner Betty Hudson.

This is the 9th year the event has been held. Leon County uses this event to remind people that 9/11 is coming up.

The county will be hosting a memorial service on Sept. 11.