Central Illinois native participates in 9/11 wreath laying ceremony at Pentagon

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — A man with ties to central Illinois played a vital role in 9/11 commemorations at the Pentagon Wednesday. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump laid a wreath at the site where 184 people died 18 years ago.

The soldier helping them is Ethan Hatfield. Ethan attended high school in Peoria and his parents, Banu and Michael, own Zion Coffee Bar downtown.

In a Facebook post, Ethan called the experience a “humbling and motivating” one.

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