MINOT AIR BASE, ND— —
The ceremony was part of a day-long event in honor of 9/11 Remembrance Day. As part of the ceremony, firefighters, security forces and medical personnel gathered in formation to honor the day’s heroes.
“As mentioned earlier, many of you here joined after the events of 9/11,” Hoadley said. “I am proud to serve alongside brave Americans who raised their hands to serve knowing that we were at war at a critical time in our history. Today, we will continue to honor those we have lost and keep our promise to never forget.
5 Civil Engineer Squadron hosted 9/11 Remembrance Day events this year. The day’s events also included a stair climb and the reading of the names of the 343 firefighters who lost their lives that day.
Each participant honored a firefighter from the New York City Fire Department by climbing a hill or walking the equivalent of 110 stories of the World Trade Center. Each individual tribute not only remembers the sacrifice of an FDNY firefighter, but also symbolically represents their heroic journey to save others.
By participating in these events, attendees ensured that each of the firefighters lost on 9/11 was honored and that the world knows they will never forget the nearly 3,000 men and women who lost their lives there. 21 years old.
When the North Tower was struck at 8:46 a.m., first responders began responding at Ground Zero. They established command and control, assisted in evacuations, and began treating the injured, while beginning their final stair climb in the North and South Towers of the World Trade Center. Within an hour of the North Tower being hit it began to crumble and within 10 years it fell.
“To quote President Abraham Lincoln’s speech at Gettysburg, ‘It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task that lies before us than from these honored dead we take increased commitment to the cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion,'” said Hoadley.