The Strongsville fire and police departments led a ceremony on Sept. 11 recalling the terrorist attacks of 2001, vowing "We will never forget."
Fire Chief Jack Draves and Police Chief Mark Fender both spoke at the short ceremony, which was closed to the public this year but attended by members of the police and fire departments. Safety Director Charles Goss read the benediction, and Firefighter Randy French led the tolling of the bell, a one-time tradition that marked the death of a firefighter with the ringing of a bell.
You can watch the event on chable TV channel 21 Friday and Saturday, Sept. 11 and 12, at 3, 4, 6, 8 and 10 p.m., or any time at livestream.com/strongsville/neverforget
Strongsville has held a ceremony every year to recall the 2,974 people killed as the result of terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. Included that number are 343 firefighters and 73 members of the law enforcement community who were killed in the line of duty.