ROCK ISLAND, Illinois - Sunday will be 15 years since the terrorists attacks on the United States.
As another year passes, the memory of 9/11 is still fresh in people's minds.
"Today we reflect on the past and remember and pray for the brave victims who have lost their lives," said Major General, Edward Daley at the Rock Island Arsenal.
It was 15 years ago that changed everything.
"The terrorists that carry out the vicious 9-11 attacks wanted us to retreat in fear, but it was obvious to me on the 11th of September in 2001 and to all of us gathered here today, that this goal of theirs was not realized and would never be achieved," said MG Daley.
The Rock Island Arsenal held a special remembrance ceremony to remember the past and also the 2,977 lives that were lost that day.
"Ceremonies like this gives all the families, gold star families, firemen and all of those who have lost their lives their families the reassurance that they won`t forget," said Brenda Luxmore, a Gold Star mom.