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Grissom remembers those lost on 9/11

Grissom Air Reserve Base, Indiana lowered their flags to half-staff on the 9/11 anniversary as a symbol of respect for the nearly 3,000 people who died during the terrorist attacks Sept. 11, 2001.

Grissom Air Reserve Base, Indiana lowered their flags to half-staff on the 9/11 anniversary as a symbol of respect for the nearly 3,000 people who died during the terrorist attacks Sept. 11, 2001. (U.S. Air Force graphic/Eric Landrum)

GRISSOM AIR RESERVE BASE, Ind. --

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.

Public Affairs Staff

Material contained on the Official Grissom Air Reserve Base Internet Web Site is written and produced by members of the 434th Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs Office. The award-winning staff includes:



Douglas Hays
Chief, Public Affairs

Ben Mota
Public affairs Operations Chief

Vacant
NCOIC of public affairs

Tech. Sgt. Jami Lancette
Staff writer

Staff Sgt. Chris Massey
Staff writer

Staff Sgt. Courtney Dotson-Essett
Staff writer

Airman 1st Class Harrison Withrow
staff writer