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Charles City public safety and emergency responder crews remember 9/11

Charles City public safety and emergency responder crews remember 9/11
The U.S. flag waves high above the Charles City fire station Wednesday, suspended from the department’s aerial truck, in observance of the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States. Press photo by Bob Steenson
Press Staff Report

People across the county paused Wednesday to remember that day 18 years ago when the United States suffered its worst terror attack in history.

Charles City public safety and emergency responder crews remember 9/11
Charles City firefighters Lt. Jason Webster and Darien Uetz, Nashua firefighter Jake Johnson, and Chief Hugh Anderson and Capt. Brandon Franke of the Charles City Police Department observe the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks Wednesday morning by raising a U.S. flag on the Fire Department aerial truck. Photo courtesy Charles City Police Department Facebook page.

Firefighters, emergency services personnel and law enforcement members, especially, made efforts to remember the event, and the part their comrades played in the response.

In Charles City, the Charles City Fire Department raised a U.S. flag Wednesday morning on its aerial truck.

“In a small gesture of our remembrance of the tragic events and deaths of thousands of people in the 9/11 terrorist attacks, including 343 FDNY Firefighters, we set up our flag with our aerial,” the department reported on its Facebook page.

“Special thanks to CCFD Firefighter Darien Uetz, and Lt. Jason Webster, Nashua Firefighter (and Charles City employee) Jake Johnson, CCPD Chief Hugh Anderson, and Captain Brandon Franke for getting the flag raised,” the post said.

Nearly 3,000 people were killed Sept. 11, 2001, when terrorist-piloted planes slammed into the twin towers of the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania.

 

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