Annual Remembrance Held Virtually
Last Friday, Sept. 11, 2020 marked the 19th anniversary of the terrorist attacks that changed America forever. The memories of that day are still vivid and raw in our nation’s heart, but the heroism that emerged from the rubble of the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and in the air above a rural Pennsylvania field, should inspire Americans for generations to come. As we remember 9/11 and the nearly 3,000 innocent lives lost that terrible day, the VFW and Edmonds Post 8870, hope all Americans pause and reflect on those we lost and those who continue to sacrifice in the defense of freedom.
As time has passed, an entire generation of Americans has been born and grown nearly to adulthood who have no memory of that day. It is the duty of those of us who do remember to ensure that it is not forgotten.
Because of the Covid pandemic, our annual gathering at the Edmonds downtown fire station was substituted with a virtual ceremony. If you missed the virtual memorial ceremony, which was broadcast on Facebook, follow this link to view the recorded event: https://www.facebook.com/SouthCountyFire/videos/876484326218929
The Edmonds 9/11 Memorial contains the remains of a World Trade Center beam