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Veterans, local law enforcement and firefighters gathered at historic Elk Grove Cemetery on September 11, with first responders and more than 3,000 dead in the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. In honor of civilians. ..

Elk Grove Police Chief Tim Albright wanted the public to remember the behavior of his fellow Americans following a terrorist attack on American soil on September 12, 2001. paddy field.

“Nothing separated us,” he said. “The flags were sold in all the stores. We cried together and came together – we were alone. We were proud, grateful, humble and in our country. Let’s live our lives like proud Americans. Honor our heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice. Our lives on September 12, 2001. Tomorrow is September 12. “

The Elk Grove-Cosmnes Cemetery District hosted a Patriots Day ceremony, which included 21 rounds of firearms and the presentation of a free flag of foreign war veterans.

The flag is the official symbol of the state of Virginia to commemorate the 9/11 attack and flies outside the Cosumnes Community Services District headquarters at 8820 Elk Grove Blvd. The rest of the month.

Felipe Rodriguez, fire chief of Cosumnes, recalled that he was nearing the end of his military service and that he was still a new firefighter when the September 11 attack took place. In his speech, he spoke of 343 New York firefighters, 23 New York police officers and 37 Port Authority police officers who died in the collapse of the Twin Towers.

“We felt a lot of emotions that day: anger, sadness and uncertainty,” Rodriguez said. “But we also felt faith and hope and love, and that was the day we intended to be divided, but it was the day that brought us closer together. become. “

Brian McGuinness, commander of the American Legion Post 233 in Elk Grove, told the public he worked as an emergency medical worker at St. Luke’s Throughs Belt Hospital in New York the year before the attack on 11 September. He then remembered doing all he could to get back to the city, but the planes and routes to New York were blocked.

McGuinness then said he attended the funerals of more than 100 first responders for three months. He said he tried to join the military after working for almost 30 years. “I was just told I was too old.”

McGuinness said he had traveled the world but had never touched it more than he had visited three plane crash sites since 9/11.

“You can feel it, you can hear it,” he said.

The U.S. military recently ended its 20-year campaign in Afghanistan, but McGuinness warned the war on terror was not over and the threat to the United States remained.

“We are together as Americans and we must remember September 11,” he concludes.

Jim Latrel, former Sacramento Fire Commander and Director of the Cosmness Community Services District, was jogging at McKinley Park in Sacramento on the morning of September 11 when he was told he had to work in the fire department. I told the citizens that I was doing it. Near the State Capitol.

“They issued a red warning on Capitol Hill,” he recalls. “It was a very busy and solemn day.”

Luttrell quickly worked with Local 522 of the Sacramento Fire Department to organize a fundraiser for the widow and orphans of the victims of the 9/11 attack. Firefighters donated boots to collect donations from Sacramento County drivers the weekend following the attack. They raised $ 1.3 million and handed the check to two New York Police Department officers at Rayleigh Field.

“Sacramento County approved this,” Luttrell said. “What the people of this county have done is absolutely amazing.”

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