Monday marks 22 years since the tragedy of 9-11.

For many of us, we watched the nightmare unfold on TV or heard it over the radio. Watching or listening in disbelief as we watched buildings burn due to a terrorist attack on our own soil.

For first responders, the day is a reminder of the horrors they see often, and the sacrifices they make daily. The Laramie Fire Department and the Laramie Police Department are commemorating the 22nd Anniversary of the September 11 attacks on Monday, to remember and honor the lives lost on that day. 

On Monday, Sept. 11 at 9 a.m., the LFD and LPD will be near station one on the corner of Fourth and Ivinson.

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LFD Training Chief Gus Stonum said in a news release cordially inviting the public, “This ceremony will serve as a poignant reminder of the strength, resilience, and unity that emerged from tragedy.

“We will gather at the corner of 4th and Ivinson to pay our respects, share stories, and show our unwavering support for those who lost their loved ones, those who served as first responders, and the countless individuals who continue to be affected by the events of 9/11.”

The ceremony will feature a flag detail presented by the LFD Honor Guard, speeches, musical tributes, and a moment of silence to honor those who lost their lives in sacrifice.

Stonum encourages the public to attend, as the ceremony is an opportunity for the community to stand together to support one another and foster compassion among each other. 

“Let us remember the past, honor the present, and inspire hope for the future as we come together on September 11th. Your presence will help create a shared moment of reflection and remembrance that will leave a lasting impact on our community,” he said. 

 

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The Laramie VFW honors the fallen who served our nation each Memorial Day with ceremony and remembrance.

"Who kept the faith and fought the fight; The glory theirs, the duty ours."- Wallace Bruce

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter the words, but to live by them.” - John F. Kennedy

"For love of country they accepted death, and thus resolved all doubts, and made immortal their patriotism and their virtue."- James A. Garfield

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