American Legion Post 635 and 56 hosts 9/11 Memorial Ceremony

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BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — Post 56 and 635 of the Honor Guard all gathered in Bloomington on Sept 11. to honor and remember those lost in 9/11.

“I think it refreshes in everyone’s mind even the people who remember it, said Post 635 Honor Guard Commander Jerry Monical. “It refreshes in their mind and lets the younger people know also what happened that day.”

Thousands of people lost their lives that day, many of them first responders.

“A lot of those guys ended up being Firefighters and Policemen and EMT guys and they were there to support what happened and they ended up paying the ultimate sacrifice just for doing their job,” said Post 56 Honor Guard Commander Richard Ross.

Ross says it’s important to show appreciation toward today’s first responders and everything they do.

“They’re still people we depend on and they are still people who sacrifice their lives for everybody else.” said Ross.

The ceremony concluded with trumpet taps and a ceremonial flag folding to honor the military and first responders.

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