As the nation remembered the more than three-thousand Americans killed on 9/11 over the weekend. One local city paid special tribute to hometown hero Major Dwayne Williams who served his country with distinction, professionalism and pride until he died suddenly and tragically in the terrorist attack on the Pentagon on September 11, 2001. Mother of Major Dwayne Williams, Pearl Williams, put on the fifteenth annual Remembrance and Healing Ceremony at the Jacksonville City Cemetery. She says it serves to honor her son who died honorably, as a Soldier would, serving his Army, his country and his fellow soldiers. She says she now uses the memory of his life to sow into the lives of other people. America lost an outstanding soldier, husband, father, brother and son. Williams was a native of Jacksonville. He was a graduate of the University of North Alabama. He touched hundreds of lives with his enthusiasm, his energy, and his love for God and country. He died leaving his wife, Tammy, his son, Shelby; and daughter, Kelsie.