Wiregrass Runners remember 9/11 with 5k run/walk

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DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) - The Wiregrass is doing its part to remember those who lost their lives 9/11 18 years ago.

A 9/11 run for remembrance at Westgate Park in Dothan brought together one group.

Runners took that time to think about where they were and what they were doing when they found out about the attack.

It's a memory Lawana Grant will never forget.

"First you saw the smoke out of one tower,” said Grant. “It's not unusual, small planes had hit the tower before, but it was cloudy. This was a crystal clear, no cloud in the sky type of day."

Grant worked for UPS, which was right across the river from the Twin Towers.

She was a supervisor for UPS's planes.

"Two of the planes left out of Newark Airport, so it was kind of personal," said Grant.

Despite being thousands of miles away now, she can't help but think of the people she knew in New York who lost someone.

"It brings back memories to those personally involved,” said Grant. “Even though they may have picked up their lives and moved on, it's still a memory for them."

So grant waved her flag with pride and shared her story while she walked the Westgate trail.

The Wiregrass Runners organized the run.