NORAD, Northern Command Plan 9/11 Remembrance

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (AP) — The North American Aerospace Defense Command is holding a remembrance ceremony for the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

The ceremony will be Friday at NORAD headquarters at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. NORAD’s sister command, U.S. Northern Command, will also participate.

Northern Command’s deputy chief, Lt. Gen. Frank Grass, will speak. A wreath will be placed at a 9/11 memorial outside the NORAD/Northern Command headquarters building.

The ceremony will include a short prayer and a moment of silence.

NORAD is a U.S.-Canada command responsible for defending the skies over both nations and monitoring sea traffic off their shores. Northern Command is responsible for U.S. homeland defense and assisting civil authorities during emergencies.

The same commander leads both, currently Army Gen. Charles H. Jacoby Jr.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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