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Our View: Remember our fallen, first responders on 9/11

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Folsom Remembers 9/11

Tuesday, Sept. 11 9:30 a.m.

Folsom City Lions Park

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It was 17 years ago next Tuesday, Sept. 11, that we remember the events that took place on a morning that the world stood still and changed forever.

On this day, we remember the images. We remember the loss. We remember the sacrifice. It is a day that we shall never forget.

The City of Folsom will pay tribute to those who served and those who were lost in the 9/11 attacks next Tuesday, with a special remembrance ceremony at Folsom City Lions Park, near the gazebo behind the library. The Folsom Fire and Police Departments will participate in the event and the public is invited to attend the event that will being promptly at 9:30 a.m.

On this day, many of us will recall that the day these events occurred, we came together as a nation and it is important that we continue to come together again even if it is just for a few moments, to remember that day. While some will attend Tuesday’s memorial in Folsom, many others will pause to remember the fallen in their very own way.

On this date, many of us share stories, and many of us shed tears. Many of us clearly recall where we were, what we doing and who we were with when we learned of the attack in New York City. Many businesses shuttered their doors for the day to allow employees to be with their families on this day of uncertainty and fear. Today, oftentimes we remain unsure if such an attack on our nation will occur again.

What is sure is the resilience of spirit among ourselves and our neighbors. Since 9/11, we have had cause to look with greater respect, and more appreciation, on our first responders and the jobs they do daily, how they put on the uniform and offer their service.

On 9/11 and in the days after, thousands upon thousands of these public servants rushed to the scene at the World Trade Center site in rescue and recovery efforts, and to work in the so-called “pile” left by the Twin Towers’ collapse, without regard to their own safety.

On this day, we honor their sacrifice as we honor those who lost their lives on 9/11. The Folsom Telegraph will at Tuesday’s remembrance, and we hope many of you will as well.

-The Folsom Telegraph