9/11 Memorial Service Held in Sierra Vista - Tucson News Now

9/11 Memorial Service Held in Sierra Vista

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SIERRA VISTA, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

On Sunday evening a 9/11 memorial service was held at Fire Station 3 in Sierra Vista.

Dozens of community members across Cochise County came together to remember and honor those who lost their lives in the horrific September 11 attacks in New York City.

“I watched it happen on TV and my heart ached knowing these fire people went up and didn’t make it down and all they wanted to do was to save the people,” Bonnie McDermott said.

The Sierra Vista Fire Department was awarded a piece of a steel I-beam from the World Trade Center in 2015. They created a memorial around it with butterflies. Each of the butterflies represents a life that was lost on September 11, 2001.

The Sierra Vista Fire Chief and Chief of Police spoke at the service as they recognized those who serve the community every day.

“Those firefighters, heroic as they were, they were doing the job that every other firefighter across the county would do, regardless. They go into burning buildings, they go into save people. They give their lives to save you,” Sierra Vista Fire Chief, Ron York said.

“An extra strong hug and kiss to your wife and kids when you leave knowing that day might be the last day you see them, but that’s just who we are and what we do,” Sierra Vista Police Chief, Adam Thrasher said.

As the sun set, a large American flag was raised into the air between two ladder trucks.

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