9/11 — A thoughtful memorial was held at the Cloverdale Fire Protection District on Sept. 11 to pay tribute to the many lives that were lost 18 years ago in the terror attacks at the Twin Towers in New York and at the Pentagon.
District Capt. Roger Fletcher led the department in a bell-ringing ceremony that marked the time the Towers were hit.
Fletcher explained that the bell is also rung to signify when a firefighter dies in the line of duty.
Fire district members also raised the flag to half-mast and were presented with a flag containing the names of all first responders and EMT technicians who died that day.
Following the ceremony there was the playing of taps and attendees were invited to step up to share their memories of that day.