By: Zachary Lopez (ZachNews)
Source: Mohave Valley Fire Department (Information)
Colorado River Tri-State: The Mohave Valley Fire Department held a morning remembrance ceremony at all their fire stations on Sunday, September 11th, 2022 to remember 9/11.
Only ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary Lopez walked over and was in attendance to recorded the ceremony that was held at Fire Station #81 in Mohave Valley, Arizona.
The ceremony was held as the nation remembers 21 years ago today the terror attacks known as 9/11.
On Tuesday, September 11th, 2001, terrorists from the terrorist group Al-Qaeda hijacked several planes and crashed two hijacked planes into the World Trade Center in New York City, New York and crashed another hijacked plane the Pentagon in Washington, District of Columbia.
Approximately 2,974 people were killed in total during the terrorist attacks; including 2,750 civilians and approximately 400 police officers and firefighters were killed when the Twin Towers at the World Trade Center collapsed; and approximately 184 people killed at the Pentagon in Washington, District of Columbia, including approximately 55 military personnel.
Terrorists also hijacked another plane, United Airlines Flight 93, to use on another attack, but their evil plans were prevented as brave men and women passengers and crew members fought the terrorist hijackers and prevented another terrorist attack.
United Airlines Flight 93 crashed into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania killing all 40 people were killed aboard, passengers and crew members, on board the passenger plane.
A large flag hanged from a ladder truck as people gathered in front of fire station 81 for a moment of remembrance silence as spell tones ring over the radios remembering the many lives taken away 21 years ago during the terror attacks.
The ceremony was also held at their Fire Station #82 in Mohave Valley, Arizona as well as Fire Station #84 near the Avi Resort and Casino in Laughlin, Nevada.
Pictures: Mohave Valley Fire Department (Courtesy)
These pictures courtesy from the Mohave Valley Fire Department shows the fire crew at Fire Station #84 in front of their fire station as they reflected on where they were that morning when the terror attacks on 9/11 occurred.
According to the Mohave Valley Fire Department, Captain Danny Zandvliet was at the fire academy getting ready for physical training, Firefighter Dave Rodriguez was a construction worker and was working at a job site and was his birthday that day, Firefighter Scott Christy was working at a job loading trucks, Firefighter Adam Koontz was waking up in his dorm preparing to go to class at his college, ana Firefighter Robert Foster was 7 years old and preparing to start school; we all remember where we all were on that sad day.
At the ceremony at Fire Station #81, people from the community as wells as the fire crew also reflected where they were that morning when the terror attacks on 9/11 occurred; reflecting on the many innocent lives killed during the terror attacks as well as the many emergency responders putting their lives at risk to save so many lives during the terror attacks, including rushing into damage inside the towers of the World Trade Center.
May we all never forget the lives taken away and the heroes to helped to save lives during the terrorist attacks on 9/11, and may we always give thanks to all our emergency responders (firefighters, paramedics, law enforcement, emergency volunteer) and our military who are protecting lives and going after evil terrorists.
Thanks to everybody who attended the ceremonies and thanks to the Mohave Valley Fire Department for putting together the ceremonies to remember 9/11; may we all never forget and always thank our emergency responders.