The Wiregrass Remembers 9/11

By: Demetria McClenton Email
By: Demetria McClenton Email

Ceremonies were also held throughout the Wiregrass Saturday, honoring those who lost their lives on 9/11.
“You inspire me to be better," says Senator Harri Anne Smith.
Senator Smith, Mayor Mike Schmitz, and other local officials addressed an early morning crowd on the anniversary of 9/11.
“These terrorists came to our country and dared us to do something. They wanted to do an attack and then dared us to do something,” said Jimmy Shriver with the Wiregrass Patriot Riders.
Although the turnout was less than expected, attendance numbers didn't take away from the message.
"I'm disappointed because they're letting 9/11 just slide past their mind. One day they're going to wake up and it's going to be here again,” said Shriver.
James Hilburn with the Disabled Veterans of America gave a message to the rest of America.
Hilburn says, “I started watching the television and I started seeing about 9/11 and it got me fired up again. It got me angry! It's time America is fired up and remembers what happened 9 years ago."
Nearly 3,000 people were killed in the September 11th attacks.

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