SAN ANGELO, TX - First responders, military members, and citizens, were all in attendance for San Angelo Fire Department's 9/11 Memorial Ceremony. Over 100 people were present at the 9/11 monument at Celebration Bridge, Tuesday morning at 10am. The ceremony featured keynote speaker Col. Ricky Mills, United States Airforce, who spoke about where he was when he got the news and told stories of colleagues about where they were and what they remember from the events that occurred seventeen years ago.
Col. Mills said "I don't think we ever imagined that we would ever be attacked, on our home land, we thought Pearl Harbor would be the last time that ever happened, and then to see it happen, it made everything seem real and then it made you more focused and more vigilant that we had a job to do to make sure it wouldn't happen again." The ceremony was also a time for the community to come together and honor all of the men and women who lost their life during the tragedy. "To see this town, the leaders, and it's citizens value service, and appreciate those who have served and those who continue to serve whether it be in the military, whether it be as a first responder or whether it be in any capacity in support of the city and it's citizens."
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