Bell Ceremony held to honor those who lost their lives on 9/11

With a section of a steel beam from the World Trade Center in the background, dozens gathered at St. Patrick's County Park Tuesday to remember those who lost their lives on 9/11.

A traditional Fire-Service Bell Ceremony honored those who gave their lives 11 years ago at Ground Zero.

The bell is rung five times, three different times, to signal that someone has come home of the last time.

With first responders and community members in attendance, Clay Fire territory Chief, John Vance, says it's a way to honor all those who died that fateful day.

“We also think about the over 3,000 victims now that have been claimed from 9/11, the people who went to work that day and weren't expecting any emergency to happen,” says the Fire Chief for the Clay Fire Territory John Vance. “The waitresses, janitors people who were working at the financial institutions, and the World Trade Center and people working at the Pentagon, and the flight attendants and flight crews on those airlines, we think about all those people.”

Vance says we are lucky to have the sculpture called "Standing Tall" that includes a beam from 9/11 so that we can appreciate and remember those who gave their lives each time we visit St. Pat's Park.


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