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With songs, with speeches and with silence... the one year anniversary of September 11th is marked around Southwest and Central Virginia.
We'll take you to many of the events, as News 7's extended coverage continues.
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And what WAS a major traffic tie up continues to pose a problem tonight near downtown Roanoke.
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The short term outlook remains dry but conditions will be a bit cooler. Full forecast details and our special Thursday game day forecast are just ahead.
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News 7 at Six starts right now.
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Virginia remembers lives lost and honors those saved one year after the terrorist attack.
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Thousands gather across the Commonwealth to mark the anniversary.
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Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.
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And I'm Shannon Young.
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The 184 people who died on Virginia soil were remembered today at the Pentagon.
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The mood was both sorrowful and defiant.
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We start in Arlington, where Meghan Muldoon has a look at this morning's ceremony.
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At ceremonies large and small in public schools and private businesses, residents of the Roanoke Valley stopped to reflect on the events of September 11th.
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Tonight Joe Dashiell is at Elmwood Park where one of the largest gatherings continues at this hour.
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A church bell anounced the anniversary, as city employees joined hands in prayer... and federal workers placed a wreath at the Poff Building...
In Salem, Old Virginia Brick broke ground for a memorial that will incorporate steel girders from the World Trade Center... while Grandin Court Fifith Graders helped dedicate another flagpole on Mill Mountain. [NAT SOUND OF NAMES]
At the Fallen Firefighters Memorial... another bell tolled for the 403 firefighters and police officers who were killed in the terrorist attack.
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((KENNETH WALKER/ROANOKE CITY FIREFIGHTER: AND IT COULD HAVE BEEN ANYBODY. IT COULD HAVE HAPPENED IN ROANOKE, SO WE HAVE TO BOND TOGETHER AND TRY TO STAND TOGETHER IN HARD TIMES LIKE THIS.)) ((JOEY STUMP/ROANOKE CO. FIREFIGHTER: I THINK IT'S VERY IMPORTANT FOR ALL OF US AS A COUNTRY AND AS INDIVIDUALS TO WHERE WE COME TOGETHER TO REMEMBER THE EVENTS OF LAST YEAR. THEY HAVE A WILL CONTINUE TO PLAY SUCH AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN THE FUTURE OF OUR COUNTRY.))
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A solemn day in Rocky Mount ... as dozens of mourners marked the day with a family that lost a son in the attacks.
Marya Jones tells us how the Smith Mountain Lake couple is coping ... one year later.
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There were songs, prayers and tears ... as more than a hundred people came together in Rocky Mount to mark the anniversary of a national tragedy.
But for two among them, the loss is personal.
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((BILL KENNEDY/VICTIM'S FATHER: EVERY MORNING YOU GOTTA GET UP AND SAY IT REALLY HAPPENED.)) [RUNS:02]
Bill and Eileen Kennedy are New Yorkers who made their home in Moneta more than a decade ago.
When the South Tower collapsed, their son, a New York City firefighter, was inside.
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((EILEEN KENNEDY/VICTIM'S MOTHER: TOM WAS A VERY BIG PART OF OUR LIFE AND I LIKE TO LOOK AT IT IN THE SENSE THAT WE HAD HIM FOR 36 YEARS. AND WE HAVE A LOT OF MEMORIES FROM THOSE 36 YEARS.)) [RUNS:10]
Tom Kennedy followed in his father's footsteps to become a New York City firefighter.
He left behind a wife, Allison, and two sons, Michael and James.
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((EILEEN KENNEDY: LIKE MICHAEL SAYS, MY DADDY'S IN HEAVEN AND HE'S A HERO. )) [RUNS:04]
The Kennedys chose to spend September 11th at home in Franklin County.... in part, to thank the neighbors who have supported them in the last painful year.
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((BILL KENNEDY/VICTIM'S FATHER: I'D LIKE TO THANK EVERYBODY FOR ALL THEIR PRAYERS AND COMPASSION. ALL THE PEOPLE THAT DIED THAT AWFUL DAY... THEY WERE ALL HEROES. BUT OUR SON WILL ALWAYS BE OUR HERO. )) [RUNS:20]
.... An opinion shared by an extended family in Rocky Mount. Marya Jones, News-7.))

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The main highway into Roanoke is down to one lane of traffic.
And it will stay that way for at least the next few hours.
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A backhoe on a flatbed trailer hit the Liberty Road overpass this afternoon, taking chunks of concrete out of the bridge.
Two of the three lanes of Interstate 581 southbound were shut down, to allow engineers time to inspect the damage.

The Liberty Road overpass is also closed.
Anyone trying to use 581 southbound toward downtown Roanoke may want to find another route.
That goes for Valley View Mall traffic trying to get downtown, as well.
The driver of the flatbed has been charged with exceeding the height limit on the highway.
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Still ahead on News 7 at Six, we'll look at air travel... one year after the airline industry was shaken by the attacks.
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Plus we'll see how school children are remembering and learning about the events of September 11th.
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Before September eleventh, YOUNG Americans never knew what it was like to experience a national tragedy.
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Myranda Stephens joins us live now to show us how they're coping with the attacks.
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Keith and Shannon, we're talking about an entire generation, who unlike those who lived through Kennedy's assassination and Pearl Harbor, never found themselves saying "I'll never forget the day it happened."
And today, they didn't...while proving there is triumph over tragedy.
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((From grade school. [NATS OF KIDS] To grad school. [NATS OF RADFORD CHOIR] Students all across the New River Valley are remembering September eleventh. [FIRE CANNON SHOTS] Silence is broken across Virginia Tech's campus...as the Corps of Cadets honor the victims and heroes of the terrorist attacks. Across campus, students share their thoughts and reflections on paper...which will later be sent to New York City to offer support. [NATS OF BAGPIPES] At Radford University, students and staff come together to honor local police and emergency workers. Earlier, a crowd gathers to hear the name's of those who died a year ago today, while placing flowers and cards around a makeshift memorial. [NATS OF GIRL READING LIST @ 56:13]
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And Keith and Shannon, this day of reflection will continue through the night...
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at both universities and around the community.

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Virginia Military Institute and Washington and Lee University teamed up to honor their fallen graduates today.
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One Lexington native, two W-and-L graduates, and two former V-M-I cadets were killed at the World Trade Center and the Pentagon last year. Representatives from the schools, as well as eyewitnesses to the disasters spoke about their losses. Both schools are holding their own 9/11 services this evening.
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In Fincastle today - - more remembrances at the Botetourt County courthouse... With ringing bells, prayer, and remarks from church leaders. A tribute to the armed forces included a speech from a retired Colonel. And a Lord Botetourt High School student lent her voice to sing God Bless America.
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The city of Bedford certainly knows the meaning of sacrifice, honor and courage.
The same small town that lost 19 men in the D-Day invasion honored heroes of another sort today.
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Steve Smallshaw was at that ceremony and is here to tell us more...
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... last year's attacks may have targeted our country's biggest cities, but the impact and the memories still run deep in small town America.
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((A courthouse which has hosted its share of memorial services honored a different group of heroes, the thousands of civilians who died in last September's attacks and the hundreds of emergency personnel who defied logic and ran towards a dangerous situation.
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((MIKE BROWN/BEDFORD CO. SHERIFF; AND ON SEPTEMBER 11TH, 2001, THE DID RUN, THEY RAN, POLICE OFFICERS RAN WITH OUR FIREFIGHTING BROTHERS, STRAIGHT INTO THE JAWS OF HELL)) ((JACK JONES/BEDFORD CO. FIRE & EMS DIRECTOR; I SUBMIT TO YOU THESE PEOPLE ARE HEROES NOT BECAUSE OF THAT ONE DAY BUT BECAUSE HOW THEY CHOSE TO LIVE THEIR LIVES.))
And life, the speakers emphasized, does go on in a more unified and determined America.
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((MIKE SHELTON/BEDFORD MAYOR; THOSE PEOPLE WHO DIED WERE INNOCENT PEOPLE, BUT THEIR DEATHS, THAT DESTRUCTION, THOSE HEINOUS ACTS THAT OCCURRED KINDLED A SPIRIT THAT HAD DROWN DOWN SOME BUT A SPIRIT IN THIS COUNTRY THAT REVIVED AND CAME FORWARD.))))
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Bedford was just one of many cities holding ceremonies today,
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another gets underway tonight at City Stadium in Lynchburg... we'll bring you more on that at 11.

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NASDAQ dropped five.
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Today's anniversary wasn't enough to dissuade many travelers from reaching their destination by air.
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Roanoke Regional Airport served passengers today although some airlines were operating on a restricted flight schedule. The few travelers News 7 spoke to said the date did not affect their decision to fly.
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One airport official guessed air travel was down in Roanoke by forty or fifty percent today. Today aside, air travel is down about 11-percent across the country.
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There are hundreds of families in our area in need of food and clothing.
That's why today your Hometown Station is holding a Day of Caring.
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Brent Watts joins us from the WDBJ community room where items are still coming in.
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Coming up tonight on News 7 sports - the big league schedule rolls on tonight with special tributes. And the we'll look back at how the Hillcats won the Carolina League title last night.
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Plus, our pregame coverage of the Marshall - Tech showdown continues as Travis Wells - an old Martinsville Bulldog - hooks up with two Martinsville alums who now making waves for Marshall.
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We begins tonight with a somber note - Johnny Unitas is dead at the age of 69. The man who many consider to be the greatest quarterback ever died of an apparent heart attack today. Unitas led the Colts to three N-F-L championships, including Super Bowl Five in 1971. The three-time most valuable player was inducted into the Hall in 1979.
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He also touched local football fans when he came back to the Star city to help George Preas out at a number of clinics like this one at Victory Stadium in 1964. The Colts also played the Steelers at the stadium on August 12, of 1961. Again - Johnny Unitas dead at the age of 69.
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One year ago the Salem Avalanche had its Carolina League championship celebration cut short by the events of 9/11.
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Who would have guessed the area's other local team would have its own chance to celebrate a year later.
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The Lynchburg Hillcats closed out their series with the Kinston Indians last night with a championship comeback in the eighth inning.
Kinston was up 5-to-4 going into the eighth inning when the Hillcats got two in the bottom of the frame to win their first title since 1997. Ronnie Paulino brings in the eventual game winner with the single that plates Dan Meyer and
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Lynchburg wins its' fifth overall Carolina League crown claiming titles in 1978, 83, 84, 97 and now 02. Lynchburg finishes the year with the Mills Cup and 92 wins - 87 in the regular season - and 5 in the playoffs.
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When Marshall thunders into Blacksburg tomorrow night, 19 Virginians will be on the Herd roster, including
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2 former Martinsville stars who are now making a name for themselves in Huntington. Travis Wells caught up with Marcus Hairston and Jamus Martin.
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((Marcus Hairston and Jamus Martin took similar roads to Marshall. Both are former Friday Football Extra Players of the Week, and both attended Hargrave Military Academy. And after growing up on a steady diet of Virginia Tech football, both were recruited by the Hokies, giving added meaning to Thursday night's contest in Blacksburg.
Marcus: Jamus:
Martin and Hairston will each lineup at defensive end for the Herd this week. For Hairston, the position is still a fairly new one. After starting his college career at tight end, he played running back last season for Marshall. But the Herd coaches moved Hairston again in spring practice.
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The relationship between Martin and Hairston is tight and it goes far beyond the confines of the football field.
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A not so great situation is a ticket shortage this week. Both players have fielded between 50 and 75 calls from family and friends hoping to see the Tech game. In Huntington, West Virginia, Travis Wells, News 7 Sports.))