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Remembering Our Heroes

September 10, 2010

As dawn breaks on the ninth anniversary of the September 11 attacks, I’m encouraging all Memphians to pause for a moment and remember the true heroes of our community: the courageous policemen and women, fire fighters, emergency workers, and first responders who work tirelessly to keep us safe.

Tomorrow morning, I will attend a ceremony at the Fire Museum of Memphis to memorialize those who have made the ultimate sacrifice  in service of others – but it is important that our collective remembrance continue all year round.  We must also remain mindful of the Mid-South members of our armed forces who are in Afghanistan right now, working diligently to secure that nation’s peace.

Words cannot adequately express our gratitude nor can time fully heal the wounds that are opened when one of  our men or women in uniform are lost in the line of duty.  When you see an officer or solider today, tomorrow, or any time throughout the year, please make sure he/she knows how much you appreciate what has been done for us and the importance of the person and the service to our city.

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