City of Hattiesburg holds 9/11 memorial service - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

City of Hattiesburg holds 9/11 memorial service

Hattiesburg Firefighters at the 9/11 memorial service photo credit: WDAM Hattiesburg Firefighters at the 9/11 memorial service photo credit: WDAM
photo credit: WDAM photo credit: WDAM
photo credit: WDAM photo credit: WDAM
Firefighters stand in front of 9/11 memorial photo credit: WDAM Firefighters stand in front of 9/11 memorial photo credit: WDAM
photo credit:WDAM photo credit:WDAM
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

The city of Hattiesburg honored the 15th anniversary of 9/11 in front of fire station one this morning.

Dozens of first responders gathered Sunday to remember the lives that were lost during this tragic event.

The ceremony started off with the ring of a bell and a moment of silence for the victims of 9/11.

“I don’t think anyone will forget what happened 15 years ago a few minutes ago right now,” said Mayor Johnny Dupree.

Firefighters stood proudly next to the 9/11 memorial downtown to remember the nearly 3,000 lives lost 15 years ago.

“Those people lost their lives going through normal everyday activities and we had first responders who did what they trained to do; they responded,” Dupree said.

First responders bowed their heads in prayer and the Hattiesburg police performed a 21-gun salute to remember firefighters and police who lost their lives in the line of duty.

 “It was our brothers and sisters in there trying to save those people getting out and it touched us all,” said Lt. Jon Traxler with the Hattiesburg Police Department.

Chief Paul Presley with the Hattiesburg Fire Department said its important to remember the sacrifice that first responders make every day.

“I hope people don’t forget what happened that day and realize how important first responders jobs are,” Presley said.

The American flag was lowered to half staff and Pine Belt residents promised to never forget the people who lost their lives in the terrorist attack.

 “America is America, and it is the greatest county on earth,” Dupree said.

The American Legion Post 24 and St. John Hospice presented the Hattiesburg Fire and Police Department with donations to thank them for their service to the community.

Copyright 2016 WDAM. All rights reserved. 

  • Local NewsLOCALMore>>

  • Beer may lack fizz in Europe amid carbon dioxide shortage

    Beer may lack fizz in Europe amid carbon dioxide shortage

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 6:51 AM EDT2018-06-20 10:51:23 GMT
    Thursday, June 21 2018 7:56 PM EDT2018-06-21 23:56:20 GMT
    (Nigel French/PA via AP). England supporters celebrate Harry Kane's winning goal as fans watch the World Cup soccer match between Tunisia and England at the Lord Raglan Pub in London, Monday, June 18, 2018.(Nigel French/PA via AP). England supporters celebrate Harry Kane's winning goal as fans watch the World Cup soccer match between Tunisia and England at the Lord Raglan Pub in London, Monday, June 18, 2018.
    A British trade group says there's a shortage of carbon dioxide in Northern Europe _ sparking fears that drinks may lack fizz just as thirsty soccer fans fill pubs for the World Cup.More >>
    A British trade group says there's a shortage of carbon dioxide in Northern Europe _ sparking fears that drinks may lack fizz just as thirsty soccer fans fill pubs for the World Cup.More >>
  • Compulsive video-game playing could be mental health problem

    Compulsive video-game playing could be mental health problem

    Monday, June 18 2018 5:20 AM EDT2018-06-18 09:20:00 GMT
    Thursday, June 21 2018 7:53 PM EDT2018-06-21 23:53:50 GMT
    In its latest revision to an international disease classification manual, the U.N. health agency said Monday that classifying "Gaming Disorder" as a separate condition will 'serve a public health purpose for countries.' (Source: Pixabay)In its latest revision to an international disease classification manual, the U.N. health agency said Monday that classifying "Gaming Disorder" as a separate condition will 'serve a public health purpose for countries.' (Source: Pixabay)

    The World Health Organization says that compulsively playing video games now qualifies as a new mental health condition, in a move that some critics warn may risk stigmatizing its young players.

    More >>

    The World Health Organization says that compulsively playing video games now qualifies as a new mental health condition, in a move that some critics warn may risk stigmatizing its young players.

    More >>
  • Smoking hits new low; about 14 percent of US adults light up

    Smoking hits new low; about 14 percent of US adults light up

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 1:10 AM EDT2018-06-19 05:10:52 GMT
    Thursday, June 21 2018 7:53 PM EDT2018-06-21 23:53:42 GMT
    (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File). FILE - In this June 22, 2012, file photo, a smoker snuffs out a cigarette at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. The rate of smoking among adults in the U.S. fell to about 14 percent in 2017, according to new data relea...(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File). FILE - In this June 22, 2012, file photo, a smoker snuffs out a cigarette at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. The rate of smoking among adults in the U.S. fell to about 14 percent in 2017, according to new data relea...
    Smoking by US adults hits another all-time low; about 14 percent smoke cigarettes.More >>
    Smoking by US adults hits another all-time low; about 14 percent smoke cigarettes.More >>
Powered by Frankly