LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) – This September 11th, Lexington firefighters are honoring those who made the ultimate sacrifice to protect and serve our community.
At a ceremony Wednesday morning, dozens of people gathered at Phoenix Park to remember the anniversary of September 11th, 2001.
The Lexington Fire Department's Honor Guard placed a wreath at the Monument to the Fallen. It’s in remembrance of firefighters and other emergency personnel who lost their lives in the line of duty, both in Lexington and New York City.
Firefighters say remembering those who died by serving our community, and recognizing our active duty military, is now something that happens each September 11th. These statues are reminders of those sacrifices, which were made for our community and our nation.
"You know, this is Lexington, Kentucky. It's not New York City. But we have tragedy, it's just on a smaller scale. We've lost people, you know, there are names on our monument back there that many people standing here know and knew well. We just want to remember those folks when they go," says Asst. Chief Harold Hoskins, Lexington Fire Department.
In addition to this ceremony, there are also more than 2,000 flags on display over at the Centrepointe lot. Those were put up by a group of UK students and are there to honor September 11th victims as well. That memorial will stay up for the rest of the week.
A group of sorority sisters from Alpha Delta Pi and the fraternity brothers from Farmhouse placed exactly 2,977 flags in Centrepointe.