HELENA – Helena community members and first responders gathered today at the State Capitol in remembrance of first responders who lost their lives in the 2001 attacks.
The ceremony began with posting of the colors, and six different speakers including Governor Steve Bullock and Representative Greg Gianforte.
The ceremony ended with a moment of silence, the fireman’s prayer, and retiring of the colors.
Ken Wood, with the Helena Fire Department, says many of the first responders who rushed in to help that day have suffered lasting health issues.
Wood, Assistant Chief of Operations with the Helena Fire Department says “It’s still physically having an impact, and I guess that would be another reason why we keep doing this, because there are still first responders that are getting cancer and dying as a direct result of that that day.”
Governor Bullock ordered flags flown at half staff today in remembrance of the victims of the September 11th attacks.
Reporting by Mercedies Pruneda for MTN News