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To memorialize the 12th anniversary of the tragedy on Sept. 11, 2001, law enforcement and emergency services personnel, firefighters, and county and city officials gathered for a silent parade in honor of the victims of the 9/11 attacks.
The parade began at 10 a.m. and started at the fairgrounds, continued down Main Street to the plaza and circled back.
County commissioners presented a proclamation to officials on Monday with our local VFW and County Veterans Service, proclaiming the county’s support in Patriots Day and the parade in honor of the events of 9/11.
As many citizens gather in communities and cities, large and small, all over America, we remember those who answered their call to duty on that day, those who did not return home from work and the families and friends who lost loved ones.
Since that day, many soldiers have served in conflict to maintain our protection domestically.
Although the tragedy was 12 years ago today, it is fresh on the hearts of Americans still. We will never forget those who were lost.
“Time is passing. Yet, for the United States of America, there will be no forgetting September the 11th. We will remember every rescuer who died in honor. We will remember every family that lives in grief. We will remember the fire and ash, the last phone calls, the funerals of the children.”
– President George W. Bush, November 11, 2001
By Josh Allen, eParisExtra