HAMILTON, OH (FOX19) - Dozens of firefighters and Hamilton residents took part in a 9-11 service at the Fallen Firefighter's Memorial on Monument Avenue in Hamilton Tuesday night.
The event included prayers, playing of taps, a wreath laying and a laying of roses to remember Butler County first responders who died over the last year.
The event is held in Hamilton every year and firefighters for nearly every department in Butler County was in attendance. "(I remember) my brothers in New York. I knew what they were doing and when they were going inside those towers they only had one thing on their mind and that was to get as many people out of those towers as they could," said Hamilton Deputy Fire Chief, Jeff Shaw.
"It's a day we should never forget," said Hamilton resident, Julie Secrest. "It's a day that should be remembered."
The playing of taps hit home for one Vietnam veteran. "The fire department and the police department does for the country and keeping everybody safe and sound and maybe we won't have any more of these tragedies like we had," said Frank Holmes.