The Hopkinsville Fire Department is sharing photographs of firefighters who died on Sept. 11, 2001, to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the terror attacks.
This year, because of the pandemic, HFD’s annual Sept. 11 remembrance ceremony will not be open to the public. But local citizens can stop by the main fire station on First Street to pick up a memorial photograph of a firefighter lost in the attacks. It is a way to remember the 343 firefighters who died on that day along with 23 New York City police officers, 37 Port Authority officers and more than 2,500 civilians.
“We ask that you display this photograph on Sept. 11 inside your home or business throughout the day and stand with HFD in remembrance of those firefighters who made the ultimate sacrifice,” Hopkinsville Fire Chief Steve Futrell said Wednesday in a Facebook post.
The photos will be available to pick up until Sept. 11.