By: Kevin Karel (WRGA News)
Time marches on but the pain and memories linger from the 9-11 terrorist attack here in Rome and across the nation.
Floyd County’s annual remembrance ceremony for the victims of that tragic day was held Wednesday morning at the Law Enforcement Complex in downtown Rome with a brief yet touching service which included church bells, a prayer and a moment of silence led by District Attorney Leigh Patterson. Shortly after the ceremony Patterson shared her thoughts on the anniversary;
“It takes me back to that day and all the emotions and just the sheer shock of everything that happened. But there were so many good people, firefighters, policemen, all the first responders and the folks who were trapped in that building…I mean it’s just a terrible thing to remember but on the flip side of that you have to appreciate the bravery and the sacrifice of the people that were in that building and in Pennsylvania, in the Pentagon. It’s just a lot of courage of a lot of people.”
The event was hosted by the Fellowship of Christian Peace Officers and Rome Fire Department, the latter of which closed the service with a ceremonial “Last Alarm” in honor of the hundreds of New York Firefighters who died while saving the lives of others at the World Trade Center.
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