Second Annual Never Forget Hero Walk in ClintonSeptember 11, 2022
Where were you when the world stopped turning?
Sunday, September 11, 2022, marked the 21st anniversary of 9/11, 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 the second annual Never Forget Hero Walk. A walk to remember. Clinton first responders (police and fire), one county fireman, and a fireman from Gray Court, along with members of the Joanna Volunteer Fire Department, Clinton Mayor Bob McLean, Clinton Police Chief Sonny Ledda, JT Morph, SCHP Captain and members of CrossFit864 came together to remember and walk.
“I am so thankful to the community and those who put for the effort to organize this walk today,” said Clinton Police Chief Sonny Ledda. “Their desire and willingness to honor our public safety staff as we reflect on the events of September 11, 2001, is very touching. I am truly honored to serve beside the men and women who provide emergency services to our citizens every day.”
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.
“It’s important to remember 9/11 and the significance of that day to so many families and our nation,” said Jay Long, CrossFit864 owner and organizer of the event. “We also need to continue to show our support and appreciation for local first responders for the work they do each and every day.”
Many in attendance are not old enough to remember that day, some were not even born. But because of events like this, they will remember.
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