EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — The City of El Paso’s Fire Department hosted a memorial ceremony on Monday, Sept. 11, in commemoration of those who lost their lives during the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.

The city says 2,977 people lost their lives that day and among them there were 343 firefighters and 72 law enforcement officers.

The memorial ceremony started at 10 a.m. and took place at El Paso Fire Department Station 18 on 7901 San Jose Rd.

“Twenty-two years ago, our nation suffered the single deadliest extremist attacks on American soil in U.S. history. Four planes were hijacked and flown into the World Trade Center towers in New York City, the Pentagon, and one crashed into a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. It was also the single deadliest incident for firefighters and law enforcement officers in the history of the United States. Twenty-two years ago, we promised we would never forget.”

The City of El Paso