Let Us Never Forget – 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony Held
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A 9/11 remembrance ceremony was held to honor all the people that lost their lives due to a terrorist attack at the hands of Al-Qaeda. The ceremony was sponsored by Blue Ridge Communications in conjunction with America’s 9/11 Foundation and Keystone Soldiers. Cindy Mellinger of Blue Ridge Communications and Ephrata’s Chief William Harvey spearheaded this tribute movement, which was held at the Ephrata American Legion Post 429 ballroom.
On December 7, 1941, the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor killing 2,335 service men and women, half of which were on the Battleship Arizona. On September 11, 2001, Al-Qaeda high-jacked four jet liners and crashed two of them into the World Trade Buildings killing 2,749 people. One crashed into the Pentagon, killing 125 people, and the fourth was headed to Washington also, but was brought down by the passengers themselves in rural Pennsylvania, killing 44 passengers and crew. This is not to mention the approximately 200 people that jumped to their deaths trying to escape the collapse of the towers. The number of first responders, firemen, police and civilians trying to assist has never fully been tallied.
More people died on 9/11 then Pearl Harbor, and that event sent us to war. So the War on Terrorism is just as justified as if not more so, to bring peace and stability to this troubled world.
This service was to remember all the fallen heroes and those trying to help on that horrific day. We must never forget, this is our Pearl Harbor, and those who sacrificed should always be remembered.
Shown in the left photo are members of the Red Rose Honor Guard as they present the flags for recognition of the various branches of service. Shown in the right photo is American Legion Post 429 commander David Dreibelbis saluting as the folded flag is presented by Chris Mattson, a member of the Red Rose Honor Guard.
Last Updated (Tuesday, 16 September 2014 11:17)