Monday, September 12, 2016

15 years: It seems like yesterday...

Dave Ullery spoke on behalf of those who have served
our country through the military. His presentation
included a 21 gun (Three-Volley) salute
Adrian Fire Chief Gary Dizney
 It's still fresh in most minds- where you were and what you were doing when you first heard of the events that unfolded on September 11, 2001.

Not to be forgotten is not only those who tragically lost their lives, but those who are still living- relatives and loved ones. And those who are in the business of helping others, police, fire fighters, first responders and more.

Gerold Stephens and Hannah Newkirk offered some
patriotic live vocals
Yesterday, as with every year since the 9/11 tragedy, the Adrian Fire Department hosted a commemorative event that paid respect to those who died, and as importantly, those who on a daily basis continue to protect citizens in every way possible. 

The event started with a silent procession of over a mile of emergency vehicles through town to the Optimist building that included emergency personnel from as far away as Lowry City and points further.

The program paid full homage to not only emergency responders, police and fire fighters, but those in all military branches, past and present.

According to Adrian Fire Chief Gary Dizney, yes, there will be program next year as well- we can never forget those who gave then, and continue to give now, every day.

Adrian VFW Post 1935 recognized members of our local
fire, law enforcement and emergency medical

Garden City MO Fire Chief Mark Lopez spoke about how resilient Americans are- instead of playing the victim, we have come back from the events of 9/11 stronger than ever

Faith Hutchens provided beautiful vocals including God Bless America