The South Bend Fire Department is honoring the victims of 9/11 here locally. They along with the City of South Bend hosted a memorial service Tuesday morning at Seitz Park.
Mayor Pete Buttigieg was there to address the crowd along with Fire Chief Stephen Cox.
The service included a moment of silence, a presentation of color and the raising of the flag to half-staff.
Many members of the community were present to support our local heroes and remember those who risked their lives on 9/11.
"It's very important for us locally and nationally to remember the events of 9/11,” says Fire Chief Stephen Cox. “It's truly one of those days of our generation where I think most people look back at national pride, national I guess patriotism would be the best way to put it, and to think about the sacrifices that others have made that have gone before us."
Retired firefighters were also in the crowd and said it's amazing how times have changed, and how much more support the public now gives to public service men and women.
Mayor Pete Buttigieg says America has only become stronger since that tragic day.