Watch: 9/11 Anniversary event held at Stacey Peak Memorial in Tell City
TELL CITY, Ind. (WFIE) - One of many 9/11 anniversary events Saturday was in Tell City.
A prayer service was held at 10 a.m. at the Stacey Peak Memorial along the riverfront.
On the banks of the Ohio River, in Stacey Peak’s hometown, there was a memorial service.
The American Legion in Tell City put the prayer service together in Sunset Park by the memorial to honor the girl who left for New York to chase her dreams, but died when the north tower of the World Trade Center collapsed.
It was an emotional event for those who attended, as well as those who put it on.
“It teared me up, and I couldn’t hardly talk,” Tell City American Legion President Brenda Pohl said. “I started crying and had to stop and take a breath. It was very emotional, it was a hard day for all of us.”
The crowd included not only people from the town who knew Stacey, but also family members of hers.
Tell City Mayor Chris Cail read a declaration honoring first responders and those who lost their lives 20 years ago.
He says having someone from the community who died in the tragedy makes the anniversary even more impactful for those that live here.
”It makes it a lot different I think because it puts a face with the name,” Mayor Cail said. “It puts a face with the tragedy that happened that day and someone that they knew.”
Sunset Park wasn’t the only place in town with the stars and stripes on Saturday. Flags surrounded the grounds around city hall for Labor Day, and the city kept them up for September 11.
It looks like the people of Tell City won’t ever forget what happened 20 years ago, and they definitely won’t forget Stacey.
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