Customs and Border Protection holds annual September 11th ceremony

LAREDO, TX (KGNS) - Law enforcement agencies gathered at a Laredo port of entry to remember the lives lost in one of the darkest days in American history.

Wednesday marked the 18th anniversary of the September 11th attacks that shook the nation in 2001.

Customs and Border Protection officials, along with Border Patrol agents, and local law enforcement officers were at the Juarez-Lincoln International Bridge to pay tribute to those who perished on that day and those who were called to action.

Laredo Police Chief Claudio Trevino says it's a day he will never forget.
Chief Trevino says the event brings us together to honor their memory and to remember what happened on that tragic day.

He says it sends a message that we are always united.

CBP holds this event every year as a way to show patriotism and stand by our country.

During the event the bridge was closed to the traveling public.