Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

Local News

September 12, 2012

GFD 9/11 Memorial unveiled

GLASGOW — Students, government officials and community members gathered Tuesday morning to be part of the Glasgow Fire Department’s 9/11 anniversary ceremony in which it unveiled the department’s new 9/11 Emergency Responders Memorial.

Glasgow Fire Chief Tony Atwood, who decided in 2005 that he wanted to bring a piece of World Trade Center steel to Glasgow and build a memorial, said it was both a moment of pride and relief to finally unveil the memorial.

“It’s been a lot of work to get this done, so seeing that done is really a relief,” Atwood said.

The crowd was better than he envisioned, Atwood said. South Green Elementary, which has hosted a Patriot’s Day 9/11 ceremony on each anniversary of Sept. 11, was invited to join the fire department in leading the program. Students sang patriotic songs, presented thank-you posters to local branches of emergency responders and law enforcement and presented the fire department with a check for the $648 their homerooms collected in pennies to donate to the memorial. Mayor Rhonda Trautman, state Sen. David Givens and Joe Williams, representative of the governor’s office, spoke to the crowd about the memorial and the day that started it all.

“We’re so happy and I’m so proud of everyone who put this memorial together,” Trautman said. “I hope today will be something we always keep in our mind.”

As nearly all of the South Green students were not yet born on Sept. 11, 2001, Williams said he loves to see the children learning about the event, but hopes they never have to experience anything similar.

For the full story, see the print or e-edition of the Glasgow Daily Times.

1
Text Only
Local News
AP Video
Crashed Air Algerie Plane Found in Mali Israel Mulls Ceasefire Amid Gaza Offensive In Case of Fire, Oxygen Masks for Pets Mobile App Gives Tour of Battle of Atlanta Sites Anti-violence Advocate Killed, but Not Silenced. Dempsey: Putin May Light Fire and Lose Control Arizona Prison Chief: Execution Wasn't Botched Calif. Police Investigate Peacock Shooting Death Raw: Protesters, Soldiers Clash in West Bank Police: Doctor Who Shot Gunman 'Saved Lives' 'Modern Family' Star on Gay Athletes Coming Out MN Twins Debut Beer Vending Machine DA: Pa. Doctor Fired Back at Hospital Gunman Raw: Iowa Police Dash Cam Shows Wild Chase Obama Seeks Limits on US Company Mergers Abroad Large Family to Share NJ Lottery Winnings U.S. Flights to Israel Resume After Ban Lifted Official: Air Algerie Flight 'probably Crashed' TSA Administrator on Politics and Flight Bans Raw: National Guard Helps Battle WA Wildfires
Facebook
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Seasonal Content
Video