ZANESVILLE, Ohio – For the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the nation remembers the lives lost and honors the first responders who came to aid.
Local first responders honored the 9/11 responders by holding the 2nd annual fallen first responders walk. Members from several departments including Newton Township Fire Department and EMS and South Zanesville Fire Department walked 3.43 miles to represent the 343 firefighters lost during 9/11.
“We all just wanted to come out as a public safety family. This is just a chance for us to get together and remember those who have come before us. Remember the fallen we lost on 9/11,” said Captain Chas Cosgrave of Newton Township Fire Department.
“This is a way we can come together. We can show our respects, but we also can enjoy one another’s company. It’s just as much about remembering the ones that we’ve lost as it is enjoying the ones that are still here,” Cosgrove added.
Captain Cosgrave also said the event had such a great response last year, they decided to continue the special affair.
“So we came out here and we walked, and we had such a good response we decided to keep bringing it back. And we’re just going to keep doing it as long as people keep wanting to do it,” he said.
Captain Cosgrave thanks all the public safety personnel who participated in the walk at the track behind the Old Maysville Middle School on Pinkerton Lane.