Grissom remembers those lost on 9/11

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  • By Master Sgt. Ben Mota
  • 434th ARW public affairs

Grissom Air Reserve Base remember those who lost their lives during the tragic event of September 11, 2001 in which nearly 3,000 people were killed.

Of those 3,000 individuals 343 were New York City firefighters and paramedics, 23 New York City police officers and 37 Port Authority officers.

For 18 years the Hoosier Wing has annually lowered the flag to half-staff as a symbol of respect to their memory.

On Sept. 11, 2019 two 434th Security Forces Squadron police officers slowly lowered the American flag to half-staff while the sound of morning revelry played over the loud speakers.

The events that unfolded that tragic day are engrained in the memory of our service members who served and continue to serve around the world today.

May that memory be a foundation for our Airmen and our motivation as we fly, fight and continue to wage the war against terrorism.