ODESSA - The VFW of Odessa raised their flags on Thursday morning to commemorate the 9-11 anniversary.
Veterans gathered together to pay tribute to those who lost their lives in the attacks, as well as first responders.
A Vietnam Veteran says, 9-11 is a day for everyone to remember after thousands that put their lives on the line and made sacrifices for America.
"So today I wanted to remind them that it's not just another holiday where we can barbeque and grill and so forth. It is a day to remember the enemies of our country who are bent on destroying us and our way of life. It is also a day to remember the great sacrifice that is done daily, when there is an earthquake or a tornado. You see people rise up and that's beautiful. That's something that I'm proud to be a citizen of United Sates of America," Vietnam Veteran Captain, Luis Raymundo Lopez, said.