In the midst of responding to natural disasters, it could have been easy to forget the anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on our nation. However, the city of Wylie, and others paused to memorialize the event, as well as honor the city’s first responders.
H eld at FBC Wylie, the program included a keynote address from former US Secret Service Agent, Samatha Horwitz, a survivor of the attack on the North Tower of the World Trade Center in New York. Horwitz shared her personal experiences, and emphasised the need to “never forget” the events of that day.
In addition to several dozen of the city’s first responders, about 300 people heard from Wylie Mayor Eric Hogue and State Senator Bob Hall, as well as FBC Wylie Pastor Kris Segrest. Each of the 9/11 victims were honored with the ringing of a ceremonial bell as their names were called by area Boy Scouts.
Left: A ceremonial bell provided by Plano Fire-Rescue, rung by Asst. Fire Chief for Dallas County, Chief L. Earl Woolbright as each of the names of those who died in the September 11 attacks were called.