By Linda D. Scott • Photos By Jules Schreider
Where were you on September 11, 2001? Probably anyone who was at least thirteen years of age in this country could tell you exactly where they were, what they were doing and how they felt. Most of us were afraid, horrified and angry!
The Solaro Nevada First Responder Group remembers 9/11 and memorializes it by having a memorial on 9/11. A representative of the club spoke about the writing of the song, which symbolizes our feelings for America. He began to sing God Bless America and the audience joined him. The group watched President George W. Bush’s speech, which was given on September 20, 2001, regarding the attacks made on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and the plane, which was taken down by the brave passengers in Pennsylvania.
A representative from the Henderson Fire Department was the first speaker. He stated, “First responders such as firefighters and policemen get involved because, we care about this country, care about the community, care about people, honor, compassion, integrity and respect.”
Also present was a representative from the Henderson Police Department who first praised the police in Henderson who wok hard to keep the city safe. He stated, “Being part of ceremonies like this reinforces the resilience that has become the definition of the American spirit and what I see here today.”
First Responders are important people in our society. As with the veterans, we appreciate your service and sacrifices.