Port Huron, MI — The public 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony planned for this Friday has been cancelled, but two Port Huron Police Volunteers will still show their respect at the International Flag Plaza on Thomas Edison Parkway. The volunteers will be standing in silence from 8 AM to 11 AM and alternately holding the Thin Blue Line flag and the Thin Red Line flag to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice 19 years ago.
On September 11, 2001, 72 police officers and 343 firefighters gave their lives running unselfishly toward the destruction caused by the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon just outside Washington D.C.
Almost 3,000 people were killed during the attacks which initiated major U.S. efforts to combat terrorism around the world over the last 19 years.
Despite the cancellation of the local remembrance ceremony, the Port Huron Police Department honors the officers, firefighters, and Emergency Medical Technicians who died that day. They have not been forgotten.
Reporting for WGRT – Jessie Wiegand