RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) —- Seventeen years ago, nearly 3,000 people died in terrorist attacks in New York, the Pentagon and Pennsylvania.
In Richmond Tuesday, city leaders hosted a day of service and remembrance for 9/11.
At the ceremony, Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney said the pain from that day can still be felt.
“No words we offer, or deeds we do can ever truly erase the pain of the absence of the people we lost that day,” Stoney said. “Yet the survivors and the families of 9-11 have been an inspiration to me, the city of Richmond and to our entire country.”
After the ceremony, volunteers did service projects around the city.