Lexington police and firefighters honored their comrades who lost their lives in the September 11th attacks with a wreath-laying ceremony Tuesday.
"We are humbled by the sacrifice the men and women made in New York City," said Chief Keith Jackson of the Lexington fire department.
It was a time to remember.
"It shows that we're still together.--we still have a unity, we're still remembering what happened. Won't forget," said firefighter Joe Nugent.
And a time to honor.
"Those who gave the ultimate sacrifice, they can't be here in this uniform. So it's just a sign of respect for them," said Nugent.
While a few laid the wreath at the Monument to the Fallen in Phoenix Park, others stood and watched in complete silence.
Moments later, noise spread among the public servants--people sharing stories, smiles, and honoring the ones who gave their lives 11 years ago.
"They gave their lives wholeheartedly--every last bit of it, you know, all the way down to their last breath. To protect and save and work for those who really need help," said Lexington firefighter Michael Hurt.
To honor a firefighter, past or present, donations can be made online at www.lfdfof.org
(click on ff memorial home).
You can also buy a commemorative brick to be placed at the base of the monument for $250.
Donations can also be sent to the FOF direct. Make checks payable to Lexington FOF Monument Fund and mail to PO Box 55290, Lexington, KY 40555.