LFD Remembers 911 Sacrifices

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Sept. 11 - This morning, the Lexington Fire Department hosted a memorial service for the anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks. LFD was joined by several law enforcement officers and community members to remember the sacrifices of many this day 18 years ago.

               Matthew Spencer opened the ceremony promptly at 8:45 a.m., the time of the first attack. Spencer reminded all in attendance not only of the lost lives in the incident, but those who fell to illness year later as a result of fulfilling their duties in 2001.

               “This is a sacred day for those in the fire service,” Spencer said.

               Pastor Jason Grimes led those in attendance in prayer, giving thanks for first responders and their willingness to lay down their lives for others.

               To conclude the service, Trent Roberts of Lexington Fire Department performed a memorial ringing of the bell in front of the fire station, each toll symbolic of the September 11 sacrifices.

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