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Eielson commemorates 9/11 20th anniversary

U.S. Air Force ceremonial guardsmen assigned to the 354th Fighter Wing form up during a 9/11 remembrance ceremony on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, , Sept. 11, 2021.

U.S. Air Force ceremonial guardsmen assigned to the 354th Fighter Wing form up during a 9/11 remembrance ceremony on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, , Sept. 11, 2021. 2021 marked the 20th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon in Northern Virginia. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jose Miguel T. Tamondong)

U.S. Air Force Col. David Berkland, the 354th Fighter Wing commander, delivers a speech during a 9/11 remembrance ceremony on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Sept. 11, 2021.

U.S. Air Force Col. David Berkland, the 354th Fighter Wing commander, delivers a speech during a 9/11 remembrance ceremony on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Sept. 11, 2021. During the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, four commercial aircraft were hijacked; two were flown into the twin towers of the World Trade Center, one was flown into the Pentagon, and one crashed in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jose Miguel T. Tamondong)

U.S. Airmen assigned to the 354th Fighter Wing hold a 9/11 remembrance ceremony on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Sept. 11, 2021.

U.S. Airmen assigned to the 354th Fighter Wing hold a 9/11 remembrance ceremony on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Sept. 11, 2021. Following the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, Airmen assigned to the Air National Guard responded to the attacks with disaster relief and manpower, working alongside mission partners in order to secure the nation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jose Miguel T. Tamondong)

An Airman assigned to the 354th Fighter Wing performs the symbolic bell-ringing during a 9/11 remembrance ceremony on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Sept. 11, 2021.

An Airman assigned to the 354th Fighter Wing performs the symbolic bell-ringing during a 9/11 remembrance ceremony on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Sept. 11, 2021. As a result of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, 2,996 Americans lost their lives in New York City; Shanksville, Pennsylvania; and the Pentagon. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jose Miguel T. Tamondong)

U.S Air Force firefighters assigned to the 354th Civil Engineering Squadron stand in formation during a 9/11 remembrance ceremony on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Sept. 11, 2021.

U.S Air Force firefighters assigned to the 354th Civil Engineering Squadron stand in formation during a 9/11 remembrance ceremony on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Sept. 11, 2021. First responders, Department of Defense employees and service members are among the thousands of lives lost after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jose Miguel T. Tamondong)

A white firefighter helmet is displayed during a 9/11 remembrance ceremony on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Sept. 11, 2021.

A white firefighter helmet is displayed during a 9/11 remembrance ceremony on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Sept. 11, 2021. First responders, Department of Defense employees and service members are among the thousands of lives lost after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jose Miguel T. Tamondong)

U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 354th Fighter Wing look at 9/11 memorabilia during a remembrance ceremony on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Sept. 11, 2021.

U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 354th Fighter Wing look at 9/11 memorabilia during a remembrance ceremony on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Sept. 11, 2021. 2021 marked the 20th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon in Northern Virginia. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jose Miguel T. Tamondong)

U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 354th Fighter Wing and their families participate in a 9/11 remembrance 5k march on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Sept. 11, 2021.

U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 354th Fighter Wing and their families participate in a 9/11 remembrance 5k march on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Sept. 11, 2021. 2021 marked the 20th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon in Northern Virginia. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jose Miguel T. Tamondong)

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska -- U.S. Air Force ceremonial guardsmen assigned to the 354th Fighter Wing form up during a 9/11 remembrance ceremony on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, , Sept. 11, 2021. 2021 marked the 20th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon in Northern Virginia. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jose Miguel T. Tamondong)