Honolulu Mayor Peter Carlisle led a somber procession through Downtown Honolulu Sunday night to honor those killed in the September 11th terror attacks.
Marchers paid a special tribute to the courageous first responders.
"What the first responders did was they braved absolutely unequivocally death. Some of them met death. And yet they were willing to go forward and do their jobs professionally, courageously. And for that we all have to be always, always grateful and inspired," said Carlisle.
Near the Eternal Flame, the Royal Hawaiian band paid homage and representatives of police, fire, Emergency Medical Services and city services remembered their fallen colleagues.
"Every time about this time of year, we all get a little misty-eyed thinking about the sacrifices that our fellow EMS providers made for our country," said EMS District Chief Kelly Yamamoto.
In front of the 9/11 memorial outside Honolulu Hle, the crowd of nearly 200 people gathered to hear the names of the Hawaii residents killed at the World Trade Center and on board the flight that crashed in Pennsylvania.
Mayor Carlisle said it's also important to reflect on how far we've come in national security over the past 11 years.
"Frankly, the world is to some extent a much safer places in regards to terrorism than it was before," said Carlisle. "There's a unity of purpose. There's a global effort to make sure that this type of things don't happen to anybody."
More than 400 first responders died as a result of the terror attacks.