Members of the Hopkinsville Fire Department remembered the September 11th, 2001 attacks on the United States and the 343 firefighters who perished during a ceremony and memorial stair club Tuesday morning at the main station.
Chief Freddie Montgomery introduced U.S. Army Lt. Col. Edwin Chilton, who is stationed at Fort Knox and whose father was a Hopkinsville firefighter.
He says many of the nearly 3,000 people killed on that tragic day gave their lives to save others.
Lt. Col. Chilton reminded a large crowd that many who survived still deal with health issues associated with carrying out their duties.
A moment of silence was observed at 9:59—the moment the first tower fell in New York City—and a bell was rang in honor of the firefighters who died.