Posted: Sep 11, 2013 9:04 PM by Adam Bell - MTN News
The shocking and horrifying images of towers coming down, sky high black and white clouds of dust rising and the sickening feeling of lives being lost, marked this day 12 years ago.
The American Legion held a remembrance on Wednesday morning, honoring first responders who sacrificed their lives 12 years ago, and thanking first responders for all they do.
"This horrific day should never be forgotten," Len Albright of the American Legion, said.
"If it wasn't for the sacrifice courage and heroic efforts of our first responders many more Americans would have perished," he said.
"Just imagine answering emergency calls and seeing the buildings burning and without regard for their own lives commence to conduct the job they have been trained for. Very much what our local emergency responders do on a daily basis. And for that, we thank each and every one of you," Albright said.
Fort Ellis Fire Chief Mike Ceck said, "Feels awesome, just to have people recognize the importance of first responders it's a great feeling to know you're appreciated. It's just such a good feeling to know that you're making a difference, somebody needs your help and you're with the skills and the confidence to be able to help them."
Albright thanked all those in attendance for helping honor first responders. "...and may God bless all of you, keep you safe and above all, God bless America," he said.