Everyone who was alive in 2001 remembers where they were when planes crashed into the World Trade Center, and later the Pentagon and Shanksville, Pennsylvania on Sept. 11. It was one of the darkest days in American history, and the deadliest terrorist attack on our soil.
We said we would never forget.
In Clinton they marked the anniversary with a walk. A walk to remember. Clinton first responders (police and fire) along with members of the Joanna Volunteer Fire Department, a representative of Laurens County EMS and some members of CrossFit864 came together early on September 11, 2021 to remember and walk.
“I think it’s important to acknowledge the day and remember the sacrifices that were made twenty years ago by so many,” said Clinton Police Chief Sonny Ledda.
The group gathered at 6:30 am to reflect and discuss the significance of the day. First responders in the group ranged in age from 16 to 57.
The walk started at the police station, continued through town to Maple Street and back to the station for a total of 1.5 miles. The distance was specific to reflect the approximate distance that the first responders would have travelled in 2001 when they were running up 110 flights of stairs to rescue those trapped in the towers.
As the group walked down Broad Street members of the community honked in support, waved and recorded the walk.
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