16th Annual 9/11 Day of Remembrance


Rememberances of 9/11 echo across Highland Lakes

Glynis Crawford Smith/The Highlander

Texas House Dist. 20 Rep. Terry Wilson reminds guests at the annual 9/11 Day of Remembrance that remembering the fallen does not mean a never-ending mourning but, rather, building a better future on their memory.

By Glynis Crawford Smith

The Highlander

Ceremonies were solemn for First Responder Recognition Day Monday, Sept. 11, when Highland Lakes residents took time to remember those who fell while responding to the attack on the World Trade Center and their fellows who continue today to respond to emergencies.

At the Sandy Harbor Volunteer Fire Department, a bell cast from remains of the Twin Towers was toned at 9:46 a.m.

The bell was donated by a supporter of the SHVFD whose cousin, a New York firefighter, lost is life in the towers' collapse.

"As first responders, our volunteers want to recognize the many sacrifices made by emergency personnel and so many others on this tragic day," said Douglas Hindelang of the department.

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