Memphis Honors Heroes Lost In September 11 Attacks

Memphis Honors Heroes Lost In September 11 Attacks

Twelve years ago today our country was shaken to the core.
MEMPHIS, TN (localmemphis.com) - Twelve years ago today our country was shaken to the core.

By the end of the day, September 11th 2001, more than 2,500 policemen, firefighters, and citizens were dead.

Two planes slammed into the World Trade Center towers in downtown New York. Another jet hit The Pentagon. Yet another crashed into a Pennsylvania field.

It's too easy to forget.

To try and escape the memories of September 11th, 2001.

We need to remember.

Firefighters remember. Because it was on September 11th that New Yorkers best ran into two buildings among the flames.

People jumping to their deaths from more than 100 stories above. The firefighters and the police trying to save them.

“A lot of lives lost, and we want to remember that these lives were very important, that they did not die in vain,” Alvin Benson of the Memphis Fire Department said.

Memphis remembers quietly. Police and fire gather. A bell rings. That's all. It happened several hundred miles away. But the ground shook in this city. It shook all over the world.

Things would never be the same.

“Even though it happened in New York, it effects the entire world. It effects the entire nation,” Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong said.

Memphis remembered quietly. It was a small service. Dignified. A fitting way to remember those who were murdered and those who gave up their lives to save people.
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