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US Army soldiers march 9.11 miles in S Korea to pay tribute to 9/11 victims

Press Trust of India  |  Seoul 

US Army soldiers stationed at a garrison in undertook a 24-hour rucksack march that stretched 9.11 miles in memory of the victims of the September 11 terror attacks in the US in 2001.

The Eighth Annual US Army Garrison Humphreys Memorial Ruck March, which began on Tuesday morning to coincide with the anniversary date, ended on Wednesday morning.

The march was led by 304th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, 1st Each team stepped off at designated times throughout the day to complete the 9.11-mile journey, which ended on September 12, according to the US Army Garrison Humphreys.

The US Army Garrison-Humphreys (Camp Humphreys), is an garrison located near Anjeong-ri and Pyeongtaek metropolitan areas in South Korea, about 70 kms from

Before the start of the march, a few senior officers addressed the soldiers on the importance of the day and why the generation born after the attacks must also remember the significance of marking the anniversary of the attacks in which nearly 3,had died.

On September 11, 2001, a series of coordinated attacks by terrorists left wounded and the rest of the world shocked. The primary targets were the iconic of the in New York, which came crashing down after two commercial jetliners ploughed into the buildings, turning the site into a mass graveyard.

Another plane struck the in Arlington, and a fourth crashed in Shanksville,

is annually marked by the and its missions around the world. The on Tuesday flew the American flag at half-mast in homage.

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First Published: Thu, September 13 2018. 00:05 IST