El Mirage community remembers 9/11 attacks

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By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver
By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver
By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver
By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver
By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver

EL MIRAGE, Ariz. -- It was all about pancakes, fire trucks and firefighters in El Mirage Sunday morning.

“I just think it's a wonderful thing that they can bring families together to do this. It's just a community pride that they have here, so we just come to support it when we can,” said El Mirage resident Donner Oller.

Despite it being a few days after the actual Sept. 11 attacks, many people showed up to Fire Station 121 to remember and honor those who lost their lives 13 years ago.

“This is our way of remembering the 343 firefighters that were lost that day, and it's our way of showing the community how much we appreciate their love and support,” said Christopher House with the El Mirage Fire Department.

Money raised at the fourth annual 9/11 pancake breakfast will go back into the El Mirage community.

“Every donation ... goes right back into the El Mirage community in the form of scholarships for high school students here," House said. "They also go to things like families in need, who are stricken by losses from fire and things like that."