PHOTOS: Montrose Commemorates 20th Anniversary of 9/11 Attacks
The community of Montrose came together this past weekend for an amazing ceremony to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on America.
May We Never Forget
The special ceremony entitled "May We Never Forget" was held Saturday in front of the old Montrose County courthouse. There was a large gathering of people including local firefighters, police officers, sheriff deputies, EMT's along with civic and spiritual leaders.
Local motorcyclists led a procession from South 12th street followed by the National Anthem, Pledge of Allegiance and prayers. Doug Glaspell, the mayor of Montrose and County Commissioner Sue Hansen read a joint city/county proclamation.
Special speakers included State Representative Marc Catlin and State Senator Don Coram along with Montrose Police Chief Blaine Hall, Sheriff Gene Lillard, and Fire Chief Tad Rowan. Sarah Fishering read a letter from Montrose resident Bill Faragher who lost his sister at the World Trade Center in New York. After the remarks, there was a 21-gun salute by a joint honor guard of members of the Montrose County Sheriff's Office and the Montrose Police Department.
Coming Together For A Common Cause
The one thing that stands out with events like this - and others that were held across the country - is how it brings people together despite the differences that have come to divide us. The city of Montrose should be proud of their efforts in putting this event together to honor those who died in the attacks of 9/11 and the first responders who lost their lives.