Hoosiers pause to remember September 11th attacks

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Hoosiers across the state found their own ways to remember the 12th anniversary of September 11th.

Indianapolis Project 9/11 held a memorial program downtown. The program featured keynote speaker, Don Bacso, a 9/11 survivor.

Bacso was working in One World Trade Center when the first plane hit. He made it out of the tower and down the street before the building collapsed.

Wednesday’s program took place next to the Indianapolis 9/11 memorial. As part of the ceremony, Bacso set a wreath at the base of the steel beams from the World Trade Center.

“Remember those that we lost on that day, I mean we lost nearly 3,000 people and I want them to remember those people, they were citizens, innocent citizens going to work like I was that day,” said Bacso.

Bacso is currently living in Dyer, Ind., with his wife and two kids. His job led him to New York on Sept. 11, 2001 to do some contract work.

Project 9/11 also held a donation-based luncheon as a fundraiser to maintain the memorial.

Interested individuals can also donate online: http://www.911memorial.org/

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