Patriot Day Retreat ceremony

Airmen

Airmen from the McConnell Air Force Base Honor Guard begin to fold the flag during the Patriot Day retreat ceremony Sept. 11, 2017, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. Local law enforcement and fire departments participated in the ceremony along side their military counterparts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Rachel Waller)

Airmen

Three honor guard Airmen lower the flag during a Patriot Day Retreat ceremony Sept. 11, 2017, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. Local law enforcement officers also attended the ceremony to honor the first responders of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Erin McClellan)

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A bagpiper plays “Amazing Grace” during a Patriot Day Retreat ceremony Sept. 11, 2017, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. Team McConnell and members of the local community gathered together for the ceremony. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Erin McClellan)

Airmen

Three honor guard Airmen walk with the folded flag during a Patriot Day Retreat ceremony Sept. 11, 2017, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The ceremony was held to commemorate the first responders who lost their lives during the terrorist attacks in 2001. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Erin McClellan)

Airmen

An honor guard Airman folds the flag during a Patriot Day Retreat ceremony Sept. 11, 2017, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. On Sept. 11, 2001, 412 first responders were killed while trying to save others. The ceremony was meant to commemorate their sacrifice. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Erin McClellan)

Airmen

Defenders assigned to the 22nd Security Forces Squadron render a three-volley salute during the Patriot Day retreat ceremony Sept. 11, 2017, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The ceremony honored 9/11 first responders. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Rachel Waller)

Airmen

Senior Airman Draius Mills, 22nd Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, holds an axe during a Patriot Day Retreat ceremony Sept. 11, 2017, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The base was held the ceremony to commemorate the first responders who lost their lives during the terrorist attacks in 2001. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Erin McClellan)

MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. -- Airmen from the McConnell Air Force Base Honor Guard begin to fold the flag during the Patriot Day retreat ceremony Sept. 11, 2017, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. Local law enforcement and fire departments participated in the ceremony along side their military counterparts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Rachel Waller)