Remembering the fallen
by PI Staff
Sep 19, 2013 | 794 views | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Elijah B. Hayes American Legion and Auxiliary No.168, along with community members and local firefighters, gathered in the Veterans Park downtown on Wednesday, Sept. 11 to remember the 3,000 people who died in the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. Amy Hussar, commander, and Mike Anderson, past commander, led the program. Fire Chief Steve Hall urged the two dozen people gathered at the ceremony to also remember the 343 firefighters and emergency responders killed in the attacks. Hall added that Wednesday’s remembrance was “a celebration more than a memorial of sorrow.” Local residents Donna Miller and Mary Bennett also spoke about the events of 12 years ago. Anderson dedicated the memorial wreath in remembrance of those who perished. Hussar then read out the 11 major conflicts, while Robert Slater, post chaplain, rang a bell 11 times as a reminder to all that freedom isn’t free. — Photos by Nick Rappley
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