Local Navy community remembers those who died on 9/11

The color guard from the U.S. Navy Basic Enlisted Submarine School Silver Dolphins practice their marching of the colors across the deck of the Historic Ship Nautilus prior to a ceremony commemorating the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
The color guard from the U.S. Navy Basic Enlisted Submarine School Silver Dolphins practice their marching of the colors across the deck of the Historic Ship Nautilus prior to a ceremony commemorating the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Groton — A Navy community ceremony to commemorate the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks was held Tuesday at the Historic Ship Nautilus. The ceremony, hosted by the Groton area Chief Petty Officers Association and led by prospective chief petty officers, included remembrance for those who died on 9/11 and a traditional flag retirement ceremony.

Chief Petty Officer select Sean Locker rings the ship's bell to mark one of the key moments of the 9/11 attacks as U.S. Navy community gather to commemorate the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks with a ceremony Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at the Historic Ship Nautilus in Groton. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
Chief Petty Officer select Sean Locker rings the ship's bell to mark one of the key moments of the 9/11 attacks as U.S. Navy community gather to commemorate the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks with a ceremony Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at the Historic Ship Nautilus in Groton. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer select Shannon Dawkins cuts the 12th stripe of a U.S. flag as part of a flag retirement ceremony held as part of a commemoration of the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks with a ceremony Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at the Historic Ship Nautilus in Groton. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer select Shannon Dawkins cuts the 12th stripe of a U.S. flag as part of a flag retirement ceremony held as part of a commemoration of the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks with a ceremony Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at the Historic Ship Nautilus in Groton. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

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