Bethalto Ill. and O'Fallon Mo. remember 9-11
Date: 9/11/2011 Album ID: 1319912
Photos by Emily Rasinski
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Bethalto Ill. honored the 10-year-anniversary of 9-11 with a parade and concert by the Air Force Band of Mid-America. O'Fallon Mo. hosted a volunteer service day and Patriot Day Ceremony.
September 11, 2011---
It's coming, four-year-old Macy Hart yells to her family as she dances with her American flag while waiting for the Honor our Heroes parade in Bethalto. Hart, of Bethalto, came to the parade with her family.
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September 11, 2011---
The Civic Memorial high school Dance Team Pazzazz performs in the Honor our Heroes parade in Bethalto. 
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September 11, 2011---
Tech. Sgt. James Gilley, Lead singer of Starlifter, the United States Air Force Band of Mid-America performs at the St. Louis Regional Airport after the Honor our Heroes parade in Bethalto. 
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September 11, 2011---
Cai Kenemore, 6, and his brother  Eli Kenemore, 5, listen to Starlifter, the United States Air Force Band of Mid-America, at St. Louis Regional Airport after the Honor our Heroes parade in Bethalto. He wanted to dress up like his dad, their mom Liz said. Their dad is  Master Sgt. Dan Kenemore who is the Audio Engineer for the band,
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September 11, 2011---
With a flag stuck in her pony tail, Shelby Mounce, 2, watches the Honor our Heroes parade in Bethalto with her mom, Samantha, and dad, Jensen. The family is from Bethalto.
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September 11, 2011---
Patrick Smith holds onto his girlfriend Holly Johnson as they watch the Honor our Heroes parade in Bethalto. We just wanted to see everyone, Johnson said. The couple is from East Alton.
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September 11, 2011---
Scenes from the Honor our Heroes parade in Bethalto. 
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September 11, 2011---
Scenes from the Honor our Heroes parade in Bethalto. 
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September 11, 2011---
Scenes from the Honor our Heroes parade in Bethalto. 
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September 11, 2011---
Scenes from the Honor our Heroes parade in Bethalto. 
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September 11, 2011---
Scenes from the Honor our Heroes parade in Bethalto. 
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September 11, 2011---
Scenes from the Honor our Heroes parade in Bethalto. 
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September 11, 2011---
Riley Twohy, 7, tries to decide what to write in his thank you card to a service member as his mom Jennifer helps him. He settled on Thank you for protecting us. The Twohys were participating in Citizens United in Service at City Hall in O'Fallon Mo. Along with the letters, the event also included assembling child identification kits, delivering neighborhood watch brochures, and cleaning the Veterans Memorial Walk. 
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September 11, 2011---
Left to right, Daniel Detchemendy, 11, Benjamin Ferrell, 11, Troy Roberts, 11, and Nathan Burns, 12, lead a demonstation on the proper way to fold a flag at City Hall in O'Fallon Mo. Boy Scout tropop 968 was participating in Citizens United in Service. Along with the demonstration, the event also included assembling child identification kits, delivering neighborhood watch brochures, and cleaning the Veterans Memorial Walk, and writing letters to service members. Not pictured is Bryan Ritchey, 12, who narrated the demonstration. Folding the flag properly shows respect for all Americans and especially the troops fighting overseas. They do a lot for us so it's important to do this, Ritchey said. The troop is out of Dardenne Prairie.
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September 11, 2011---
Libby Gerdes, 10, of St. Charles colors a flag that will be sent to service members' children as she participates in Citizens United in Service at City Hall in O'Fallon Mo. In a card Gerdes that will be sent to service members overseas she wrote Thanks for protecting us. Thanks for caring for me. I'm praying for you.  Her dad served in Afghanistan with the Army Reserves in 2003 when she was only 18-months-old. Along with the letters, the event also included assembling child identification kits, delivering neighborhood watch brochures, and cleaning the Veterans Memorial Walk. 
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September 11, 2011---
Front left to right, Rachel Deason, 9, Stephanie Johnson, 10, and Bailey Gunderson, 9, all members of the American Heritage Girls troop 1776 out of Cottleville write letters for service members as they participate in Citizens United in Service at City Hall in O'Fallon Mo. 
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September 11, 2011---
Stephen Gorey, of O'Fallon Mo., prepares to give blood at the Patriot Day Blood Drive at the City Hall in O'Fallon Mo. Gorey is a retired engineer who worked with the army for 27 years.
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September 11, 2011---
Front, Dania Salman, 9, and her cousin Amina Islam, 10, touch the piece of I-beam that was part of the World Trade Center that is displayed at City Hall in O'Fallon Mo. It's amazing they were able to save a piece and lend it to us, Salman said. The girls are part of American Heritage Girls troop 1776 out of Cottleville.
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September 11, 2011---
Girl Scout troop 1768 open the Patriot Day Ceremony A Tribute to First Responders with the Pledge of Allegiance at City Hall in O'Fallon Mo. O'Fallon Mayer Bill Hennessy stands at the podium. 
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September 11, 2011---
Troop leader Tracy Hoesli holds her daughter Kacie as they listen to speakers at the Patriot Day Ceremony, A Tribute to First Responders at City Hall in O'Fallon Mo. Kacie is part of Girl Scout troop 1768 our of O'Fallon Mo. The girl scouts were asked by the city to open up the ceremony by leading the Pledge of Allegiance.  We thought it was a good time to talk with our girls about what it meant because they weren't born yet, Hoesli said of 911.
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