May We Never Forget

Marlo Pronovost
Thursday, September 12, 2019
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SCN photo by Ardona Robbins

Columbus Fire Rescue displayed the American flag all day, in memory of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks. Firefighters were hit hard by the act, with a staggering 343 New York City area fireman dying as they rushed to the Twin Towers.

 Columbus Fire Rescue displayed the American flag on the end of a ladder truck, overstretching Pike Avenue Wednesday, Sept. 11, marking the 18th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the Twin Towers in New York City, the Pentagon and a fourth high-jacked commercial plane that was forced down by the passengers in a field in Pennsylvania.

On that day, 2,977 people were killed and another 6,000 were injured in the attacks. The vast majority of those killed were civilians. The victims also included 343 firefighters and 71 law enforcement officers at Ground Zero. The death toll continues to climb, as both first responders and civilians are dying from illnesses caused by exposure to dust at Ground Zero and the immediate area. The current death count is estimated at 10,000.