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(VIDEO) 9/11 commemoration ceremony held in Lexington | KRVN Radio

(VIDEO) 9/11 commemoration ceremony held in Lexington

(VIDEO) 9/11 commemoration ceremony held in Lexington
RRN/ Featured speaker of the "Remembering 9/11: The 15th Anniversary" program was Tim, Hiemer, Fire Operations Division Chief for City of Grand Island.

School students, boy scouts, area fire departments and many others came together early Sunday morning at the Heartland Museum of Military Vehicles in Lexington to commemorate the 15th anniversary of terrorist attacks on U.S. soil. Featured speaker was Tim Hiemer, Fire Operations Division Chief for the City of Grand Island. Hiemer noted the names of those who died in on September 11, 2001 as they were scrolled on a projection screen near him. He said that they were “not just faceless names. These were husbands, fathers, mothers, wives, sons and daughters. And we must never forget. Because if we forget, then these names, these people have all died in vain and we must never let that happen.”

RRN/ Earl Lindemann of Lexington was among 9/11 Remembrance Committee members and also spoke during the program on Sunday September 11, 2016.
RRN/ Earl Lindemann of Lexington was among 9/11 Remembrance Committee members and also spoke during the program on Sunday September 11, 2016.

Earl Lindemann of Lexington spoke about his interviews with his childhood friend who was in the Pentagon when it was struck. Lt. Col. David DeVries has since retired from the Air Force. Lindemann relayed how DeVries summarized September 11, 2001.

A bell was run four times to coincide with the times of the morning that the hijacked planes were impacted. Boy Scouts carried folded flags into the ceremony as a reminder of those that died.

RRN/ The Heartland Museum of Military Vehicle's bell from the USS Long Beach was run four times to coincide with the impacts of the four planes used in the 9/11 attacks.
RRN/ The Heartland Museum of Military Vehicle’s bell from the USS Long Beach was run four times to coincide with the impacts of the four planes used in the 9/11 attacks.

A barbershop chorus provided patriotic music interludes. The program concluded with a “Firemen’s Last Call” ceremony involving fire departments from Lexington and Overton along with Johnson Lake E.M.S.

RRN/ Fire and Rescue trucks line-up outside of Heartland Museum of Military Vehicles building in Lexington during 9/11 commemoration program held Sunday September 11, 2016.
RRN/ Fire and Rescue trucks line-up outside of Heartland Museum of Military Vehicles building in Lexington during 9/11 commemoration program held Sunday September 11, 2016.
RRN/ Boy Scout Troop 88 and Cub Scout Pack 143 participated in 9/11 commemoration program held Sunday September 11, 2016 at the Heartland Museum of Military Vehicles in Lexington.  They carried folded flags into the program and various intervals to commemorate the lives lost.
RRN/ Boy Scout Troop 88 and Cub Scout Pack 143 participated in 9/11 commemoration program held Sunday September 11, 2016 at the Heartland Museum of Military Vehicles in Lexington. They carried folded flags into the program and various intervals to commemorate the lives lost.
RRN/ Area fire and rescue members prepare for Firemen's Last Call portion of 9/11 commemoration program held Sunday September 11, 2016 at the Heartland Museum of Military Vehicles in Lexington.
RRN/ Area fire and rescue members prepare for Firemen’s Last Call portion of 9/11 commemoration program held Sunday September 11, 2016 at the Heartland Museum of Military Vehicles in Lexington.
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