9/11 Memorial Ceremony
Birmingham Fire & Rescue
As ceremonies to remember the tragic events of September 11, 2001 were held around the world today, firefighters in the Birmingham area took time to remember, as well. Below are a few pictures from the ceremony at Birmingham Fire & Rescue Station 1. If you have pictures you would like to share, please send them in.
A special thank you to Chief Mardis for the following pictures...
From the Birmingham News:
Eight years after terrorist attacks killed nearly 3,000 Americans, observances were held throughout the Birmingham area, Alabama and the nation to commemorate that tragic day.
The state's official ceremony will be at 5:30 p.m. at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville.
Birmingham firefighters this morning pulled trucks from their stations, turned on their lights and observed a moment of silence at the exact moments planes struck the two towers of the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, and crashed in a Pennsylvania field.
President Barack Obama spoke about the events of Sept. 11 at a ceremony in Virginia.
He said, in part:
"We remember with reverence the lives we lost. We read their names. We press their photos to our hearts. And on this day that marks their death, we recall the beauty and meaning of their lives; men and women and children of every color and every creed, from across our nation and from more than 100 others. They were innocent. Harming no one, they went about their daily lives. Gone in a horrible instant, they now "dwell in the House of the Lord forever."