City of Jackson and Entergy honor those killed in 9/11 attacks - - Jackson, MS

City of Jackson and Entergy honor those killed in 9/11 attacks

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The city of Jackson and Entergy Mississippi held a 9/11 day of remembrance Friday at the Legion Field softball complex.

Police officers, firefighter and first responders attended the event.

Trees were planted, then decorated with American flags and yellow ribbons honoring those that lost their lives in the attacks.

Jackson Mayor Harvey Johnson said, "Nearly 3 thousand citizens gave their lives on that day they were killed by terrorist attacks.  We as a nation came together in a very meaningful way."

Entergy Mississippi joined the city in their day of community service, donating the trees and an new play place in the park.

They have also created a scholarship fund for the children who lost parents in the 9/11 attacks.

Assistant Chief Lee Vance summed up the day saying, "Can you imagine the courage it took for those New York firefighters and New York police officers and the rest of the first responders, to run into that building when it's crumbling just to save lives, the dedication to duty the courage they showed it's a great testament and those of us who remain in law enforcement have to always live up to the example they set."


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