Eastern Kentuckians Remember 9/11

By: Danielle Morgan Email
By: Danielle Morgan Email
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People across the region remember the September 11th attacks on the sixth anniversary.

People are honoring the memory of those killed on that day in 2001 and fallen soldiers, since that day in many ways.

Tuesday at the sites of the attacks, people paid tribute to their lost loved ones and neighbors.

Here in eastern Kentucky, similar tributes happened throughout the day.

The land of the free and the home of the brave didn't feel quite the same when billows of smoke rolled from the World Trade Center Towers and quickly turned into ground zero.

It's a day that most Americans will never forget and it doesn't take an anniversary to remember.

“We remember the fallen heroes, but we also need to remember all the fallen since that has been a reflection of September 11, 2001,” Lt. Shawn Roop said.

Towns like Pikeville, Frankfort, Somerset and finally Eolia in Letcher County reflected on the deadliest day on American soil by remembering those innocent lives lost and the first responders that some people now see in a whole new light.

“We look at them more as heroes of the community now and I think people give them more respect because of that,” Jennifer Morgan said.

It's moments in ceremonies like these that the brave seem far greater in number than ever before.


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