Los Fresnos Commemorates 9/11

Four wreaths in memory of 9/11 laid down as people hold candles to remember those who died 18 years ago. Photo: Tony Vindell/LFN

by Tony Vindell/LFN

The terrorist attacks on the nation that happened 18 years ago were commemorated on Wednesday, Sept. 11 with a ceremony at the Memorial Park of Los Fresnos.

About 100 people attended the event to pay tribute to those who died on Sept. 11, 2001.

City, business and civic leaders, ROTC, choir members and Boy and Girl Scouts with several troops, first responders and EMS paramedics were among those who met at the park to remember the day that impacted the whole country.

Some of the participants recited the Pledge of Allegiance and the National Anthem, the Boy Scouts passed a folded U.S. flag to each other as the Old Glory poem was read, and others placed four wreaths in memory of those who died in the four attacks at the Twin Towers in New York City, the Pentagon and the airplane that crashed in Pennsylvania.

Texas Sen. Eddie Lucio Jr. and Mayor Polo Narvaez addressed the crowd, both paying respect to the first responders who rushed into the burning towers to get people out.

“What it matters to them was to save lives,” Lucio said. “We are Americans and should continue to do our best and should continue to pray for peace.”

Narvaez told the crowd to be prepared for anything that might happen in the course of their lives.

He also gave recognition to those serving with the Los Fresnos Volunteer Fire Department, the EMS personnel and the police officers.

Narvaez said the 9/11 ceremony started years ago after the local Boys Scouts organization expressed their interest to do something for the community.

The 9/11 ceremony has been going for 11 years and now has the participation of Los Fresnos Rotary Club.

A U.S. flag hangs off the ladder of a LFFD truck on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019. Photo: Tony Vindell/LFN

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