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Published September 11, 2013, 06:31 PM

Local veteran honors 9/11 through music

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Twelve years have passed since the September 11th terror attacks on the United States. Across the country, people are pausing to remember. One local veteran found his own unique way to bring attention to the day, by playing the bagpipes at several locations around town.

By: Becky Parker, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Twelve years have passed since the September 11th terror attacks on the United States.

Across the country, people are pausing to remember.

One local veteran found his own unique way to bring attention to the day, by playing the bagpipes at several locations around town.

Those driving with their windows rolled down this morning may have heard the sound of bagpipes drifting through parts of Fargo-Moorhead.

That was Curt Brickman, making a musical effort to remind people about that fateful September day twelve years ago.

Curt Brickman, Bagpiper: "I'm a veteran and the plane hitting the Pentagon has always been personal for me.”

Brickman spent the morning with his bagpipes, traveling to several locations to play a solemn rendition of "Amazing Grace" to honor the victims and heroes of September 11th.

Brickman: "It's kind of a custom for firefighters, policeman, and the military that you play bagpipes for their funerals."

His last stop was on the Veterans Memorial Bridge, where the Vietnam Veterans of America hold a remembrance ceremony each year on this day.

Russ Stabler, Color Guard Commander: "He just showed up. And we're awful glad he did. It added a period of solemnity and remembrance."

This is the third year in a row Brickman has used his talent, hoping it will cause others to pause and reflect.

Brickman: "I do this so that people don't forget. If I can get one person to go, 'oh yeah, it's 9/11,' then it's great for me."

Brickman also played at the Visitor's Center memorial park, a local fire station, and a ceremony in West Fargo.

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