The remembrance service marking the 20th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, drew about 100 to Prince William County’s Liberty Memorial fountain. 

A total of 22 Prince William area residents died during the terrorist attacks, the most of any jurisdiction in the Washington area, said Ann Wheeler, chair of the Prince William Board of County Supervisors.

“Today we honor those people who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001,” Wheeler said. “Today we pause at the Liberty Memorial to pay homage to our loved ones, friends and neighbors who made the ultimate sacrifice 20 years ago.”

The Liberty Memorial, a pentagon-shaped structure, was completed in 2006. In its center are two fountains symbolizing the World Trade Center. The walkway surrounding it is made of Pennsylvania flagstone representing those who died on Flight 93 in Pennsylvania.

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