Salem Fire Department Remembers 9-11 With Weekend Ceremony

Photo of Rep. Cavaletto courtesy of Bruce Kropp at WJBD Radio.

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The Salem Fire Protection District remembered those who lost their lives in 9-11 with a program in Bryan Memorial Park over the weekend.
Salem Fire Lieutenant Greg Miller says it is important the memory of the 9-11 attacks be kept alive.
"On September 11, 2001 eight EMTs, 60 police officers, 343 fire fighters lost their lives responding to help others. Since that day another 653 have died from 911 related illnesses. We are gathered here today to mourn their loss and to celebrate their dedication and devotion to people they have never met and would have never met," said Miller. "Memorial events like this one are vital if we are going to keep the events of 911 from just being another page in a history book."
State Representative John Cavaletto told emergency responders they have strong representation at the State Capitol in Springfield.
"You have done great work, and I want to thank all of you for what you do. We can't forget the people that have past and gone on because of fighting the fires, the policemen and the firemen," said Cavaletto. "Let's take a moment of silence for them."
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