Never Forget: First Responders Gather For 9-11 Memorial Breakfast

September 11, 2019

The sunrise Wednesday was  like any other September 11 morning over the Little Escambia Baptist Church in Flomaton. A bit hazy, but a bright fiery orange with the promise of another day. Much like September 11, 2001, in New York City. And Washington. And a field in Pennsylvania.

Flomaton is a world away from the horrors that became our focus 18 years ago. But there’s a kindred spirit, a brotherhood between first responders. Police, fire, EMS – they are one, and they are there to answer the next call.

First responders from the Escambia counties in Alabama and Florida gathered Wednesday morning for the annual 9-11 Memorial Breakfast. It was a chance to remember where they were on September 11, 2001. It’s been long enough that some were not old enough to know what was unfolding. But they will never forget.

Speakers, free flags and a little sausage made for a better morning. But it was more about the hugs, the pats on the back and the fellowship of the first responder family.

As the event wound to a close, the tones went off for the Flomaton Fire Department, alerting them to an emergency call. And they left the breakfast to answer the call. That’s what first responders do. That’s what nearly 3,000 of their brothers did on September 11, 2011.

They will never forget.

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One Response to “Never Forget: First Responders Gather For 9-11 Memorial Breakfast”

  1. Sedition on September 11th, 2019 11:36 am

    Never forget.

    Never forgive.

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