As Tuesday marked the 17th anniversary of the attacks on September 11, people across the nation paused to reflect. In Austintown, hundreds gathered at the 9/11 Memorial Park, thanking the men and women who serve our country and community -- whether it's in the Armed Forces or as a local first responder.
While time has changed many things, the emotion of the day remains the same.
"Where were you when it happened? What were you doing? What were you wearing? Where were you standing and where did you seek refuge?" State Rep. John Boccieri said.
Questions that are so commonly asked about this day. Questions that, for so many, are easily answered because each and every moment of September 11, 2001 will never be forgotten -- nor will the patriotism that followed.
"While we watched Americans step forward, soldiers to go and defend our country around the world after these events, we saw patriots among us," Boccieri said.