LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)– Dozens gathered in Lexington’s Phoenix Park on Tuesday to remember those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 17 years ago.
The ceremony included remarks from the chief of police, a current serviceman, and a former Lexington fire fighter.
The message police and fire officials say they wanted all to hear was simple.
“They will never be forgotten…They were doing what they’re trained to do on that painful day.”
Several attendees told LEX 18 that today was about remembering, but also about helping the next generation understand the significance of 9/11.
“I just think it’s important that we all remember and that we teach our children you know, what happened that day, and what was wrong about what happened that day and the sacrifice that so many people, you know, really made. And these kinds of things can get lost in history, you know, there’s people today that don’t believe the Holocaust took place. You know, I know it did, but there are people who don’t because they haven’t been taught.”