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SMC commander speaks at Hawthorne 9/11 observance

Lieutenant General Samuel Greaves, SMC commander, speaks at the City of Hawthorne’s annual 9-11 observance, Sept. 11.  (Photo by Joe Juarez)

Lt. Gen. Samuel Greaves, commander of the Space and Missile Systems Center and Air Force Program Executive Officer for Space at Los Angeles Air Force Base in El Segundo, Calif. addresses the audience during the city of Hawthorne's annual 9/11 observance Sept. 11. (U.S. Air Force photo/Joe Juarez)

A flag flies at half-staff in front of the Hawthorne City Hall in honor of those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001. (Photo by Joe Juarez)

A U.S. flag flies at half-staff in front of the Hawthorne City Hall in honor of those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001. (U.S. Air Force photo/Joe Juarez)

An Honor Guard from the Hawthorne Police Department salutes the colors at the start of the city’s 9-11 ceremony. (Photo by Joe Juarez)

An Honor Guard from the Hawthorne Police Department salutes the colors at the start of the city’s 9/11 ceremony. (U.S. Air Force photo/Joe Juarez)

Lieutenant General Samuel Greaves, SMC commander, speaks at the City of Hawthorne’s annual 9-11 observance, Sept. 11.  (Photo by Joe Juarez)

Lt. Gen. Samuel Greaves, commander of the Space and Missile Systems Center and Air Force Program Executive Officer for Space at Los Angeles Air Force Base in El Segundo, Calif. speaks at the city of Hawthorne's annual 9/11 observance Sept. 11. (U.S. Air Force photo/Joe Juarez)

A VFW Honor Squad member plays taps at the City of Hawthorne’s annual 9-11 ceremony. (Photo by Joe Juarez)

A member of the local Veterans of Foreign Wars Honor Squad plays "Taps" during the city of Hawthorne's annual 9/11 memorial ceremony. (U.S. Air Force photo/Joe Juarez)

LOS ANGELES AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Lt. Gen. Samuel Greaves, commander of the Space and Missile Systems Center and Air Force Program Executive Officer for Space at Los Angeles Air Force Base in El Segundo, Calif., speaks at the city of Hawthorne's 9/11 annual observance, Sept. 11. The annual observance, held in front of Hawthorne City Hall, honored fallen heroes and saluted civil servants for their continued service. In addition to General Greaves, speakers representing local police and fire departments, the city of Hawthorne and the Air Line Pilots Association, International, spoke at the event. Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and local clergy also participated.