First responders honored at 9/11 ceremony - - Jackson, MS

First responders honored at 9/11 ceremony

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Another 9/11 observance was held in honor of all first-responders Friday, at St. Andrews Episcopal Cathedral in Jackson.

It's held every year to pay homage during the week of September 11. But because it's now ten years later, this time it had special meaning

Fire chiefs in full uniform. along with recruits, law enforcement officers, and families came out to show that they will never forget the sacrifice made on that day. Senator David Blunt addressed the crowd. He spoke about the unique bravery it takes to run toward a catastrophe where people are dying, and there's little chance of anyone surviving.

First responders say they enjoy the chance to come together.

"What I really wish is that everyone would return to the type of civility we had shortly after those days, after the days of the attack," says Rob Martin, President of the Mississippi Fire Chiefs Association.

Hinds County Sheriff-Elect Tyrone Lewis also attended the service. A life-long law enforcement officer, he says to be a first responder is to be part of a brotherhood.

"Whether you're a firefighter, police officer, any kind of first responder. We all feel the same pain because we all at some time respond to the same locations and get there at the same time. It's a brotherhood and sisterhood," he says.

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