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Mayo Clinic Plummer Building hosts special 9/11 memorial concert

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ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- Nineteen years after the 9/11 attacks in New York City, America is still reeling from the loss of thousands of lives.

On this somber Friday, the country took time to remember and reflect.

In Rochester, a special music selection was played to remember the lives lost in the 9/11 terror attacks.

Mayo Clinic is home to the only hospital-owned carillon in the United States.

It's made up of 56 bells and weighs almost 40,000 pounds.

While visitors and patients can often hear the sounds a top of the Plummer Building, on Friday a special one-hour memorial concert was played.

Autumn and Kalie Ward

Autumn and Kalie Ward are visiting the clinic from Michigan and as Autumn listened to the bells toll, she said she remembered vividly what she was doing that day, and the shock on everyone's face.

"I was a college student," Autumn Ward said. "I was getting ready to go to school, and the TV was on, and everything stopped, everything stopped. Nobody did anything, and if you were doing something, you came home. I mean it was a day of just pure shock."

Autumn said while this day will be difficult every year, stopping and remembering everyone who lost their lives is the least we can do.

Ubah Ali

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