The 10th annual Macomb County Fallen Heroes 9/11 Ceremony was held in Mount Clemens Sept. 11 close to the county’s Fallen Heroes Memorial. Picture by Patricia O’Blenes
MOUNT CLEMENS — A number of neighborhood members from throughout Macomb County participated in a Sept. 11 commemoration in downtown Mount Clemens.
On the 19th anniversary of the terrorist assaults, the Macomb County Fallen Heroes 9/11 Ceremony was held in entrance of the court docket home, close to the county’s Fallen Heroes Memorial.
The memorial, which is inscribed with the names of 36 people who died within the line of responsibility, was devoted in 2010.
Ceremony organizers mentioned the gathering is held to pay tribute to those that gave all, and complete names are etched in stone on the memorial, additionally acknowledging the households of the fallen heroes.
A bell was rung following the studying of every of the names on the memorial.
“Today, we remember the over-3,000 people that lost their lives in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001,” Macomb County Sheriff Anthony Wickersham mentioned. “We remember those civilians that died, the police, the fire, the EMS that responded to those situations, and also our military personnel to fight for us and fight the war on terror.”
Sterling Heights Assistant Fireplace Chief Ed Miller quoted U.S. President Harry Truman, saying “America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, imagination, and on unbeatable determination to do a job at hand.”
Miller mentioned that, on the morning of 9/11, cops, firefighters, EMTs and paramedics reported to responsibility.
“This day would be different,” he mentioned. “The world changed for this group of people beginning at 8:46 in the morning.”
That marked the time when American Airways Boeing 767 crashed into the north tower of the World Commerce Middle in New York Metropolis.
“These individuals reacted to what was still unknown,” he mentioned. “They had the determination to the job at hand — to be first responders. Today, we remember the incredible sacrifices of those who gave all to help those in need.”
The spouse of a St. Clair Shores police officer shared that, when her husband entered regulation enforcement over a decade in the past, she was publicly pleased with the truth that he was a person in uniform.
“Nineteen years ago today, over 400 first responders rushed into flames, smoke and towers on the verge of collapse, sacrificing their lives to help others,” she remarked. “We lost many courageous people, and our country suffered a great tragedy. We witnessed unity, humanity, and bravery.”
A number of hearth departments from round Macomb County, together with the Macomb County Sheriff’s Workplace, additionally took half within the ceremony, which featured the enjoying of faucets and “Amazing Grace.”