LCFD1 hosts memorial ceremony for 9/11

Published: Sep. 11, 2020 at 2:29 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - On 9/11 we remember the thousands of people we lost 19 years ago in New York, Washington, D.C. and Pennsylvania.

This morning, Laramie County Fire District 1 showed its support by raising an American Flag on a ladder above Greeley Highway.

“This day was very impactful and we want to make sure we represent the best of Wyoming, and reaching out to support all of the families that are still affected by it, so really it’s honoring and remembering,” said LCFD1 Fire Chief, Darrick Mittlestadt.

The American Flag was raised at 8:46 a.m. eastern time, which is when the first tower was struck. LCSD1 lowered the flag at 10:28 a.m. eastern time, which is when the second tower fell.

Passing people in cars honked their horns to show support, and others took time to admire the flag flying in the morning breeze.

As a firefighter, Mittlestadt said each year he personally thinks about the 343 firefighters that died on Sep. 11, 2001.

“For me it’s a day of reflection, and remembering, and honoring the 343 firefighters that perished that day,” said Mittlestadt.

In a press release, LCSD1 Assistant Chief Dillon Conner said, “This year is extra special as we now have Rescue 1-1 back from restoration. If you do not know, this truck was previously in service as FDNY Rescue 2 serving the Bronx area of New York. This Salisbury rescue is the truck that replaced the Rescue 2 that was destroyed on 9/11. The entire crew of Rescue 2 did not return home that day.”

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