Louisville Fire Department holds short memorial on 9/11

By Joseph McCain The Winston County Journal

On the eleventh anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the Louisville Fire Department held a memorial honoring the lives lost and the bravery shown by first responders.

On Tuesday morning, Sept. 11 at 8:46 a.m. (the time the first plane hit the World Trade Center eleven years ago) the Louisville Fire department, police officers, ambulance service, Louisville Mayor Will Hill, Sheriff Jason Pugh, elected leaders and citizens watched as Louisville Fire Chief Terry Johnson had two firefighters lower the flags to half- mast in remembrance of all those lost. Overall 2,977 people were killed including 343 firefighters who were responding to the plane crashes at the Twin Towers.

The group then observed a moment of silence together followed by a prayer.