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Tri-State commemorates 20th anniversary of 9/11

Published: Sep. 11, 2021 at 11:02 AM CDT
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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - Several events were held Saturday in honor of 9/11.

We told you about the prayer service at the Stacey Peak Memorial in Tell City.

At 10:48 a.m., Stacey’s name was read during the 9/11 ceremony in New York.

Also, in Perry County, firefighters climbed 2,071 steps in full gear

Henderson firefighters held a ceremony earlier Saturday morning. It was in front of their 9/11 memorial, which displays some of the metal from the towers.

Some Princeton Police Officers ran a 5K to honor fallen heroes.

The Ohio Township Volunteer Fire Department did what they’ve done every year since the 9-11 attack on our country.

They displayed a huge American Flag atop one of their ladder trucks in the parking lot of Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Warrick County.

As the flag waved in the breezy sunshine, passing cars along the Lloyd Expressway sounded their horns as a tribute to the first responders and the men and women who died that day.

Ohio Township Fire Department Captain David Shipley says many of them did more than just honk their horns.

”We had people stop, walk up interact or shake our hands. We weren’t obviously there on 9/11, but it’s nice that they want to interact. They want to share their stories or how it affected them,” said Shipley.

After their flag display tribute, during the hours when the attacks occurred, some of the department’s 40 or so volunteers carefully brought down the flag, folding it up ceremoniously.

The flag will be back on display again next year, because they say this is something we should never forget.

Many other events were held in the Tri-State and across the country.

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