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Ten years after Sept. 11, 2001, we continue to remember the events that changed our country and that took the lives of so many, including those of our fellow first responders.
In their memory, Rural/Metro Ambulance, which operates in Owen County, will be reading a special tribute over some of its radio systems across the country on Sept. 11.
Rural/Metro has also purchased commemorative shirts and is allowing employees to wear them in place of their normal uniforms for the week of Sept. 11.
“This Sept. 11th marks the 10-year anniversary of the tragic events of 9/11,” Chris Katsoulis, division general manager for Rural/Metro Ambulance in Kentucky, Southern Indiana, and Southwest Ohio, said. “We see this observance as an opportunity to honor those who lost their lives, who survived the attacks, who helped in rescue efforts or who were personally affected. It is an opportunity for all first responders to come together and use our collective power to create positive changes in our communities.”
The following is the script to be read over the ambulance dispatch communications system on Sept. 11:
At 8:45: On this 10th anniversary of 9/11, Rural/Metro remembers the lives of those lost, including the lives and heroic actions of our fellow first responders, by acknowledging each of the four attacks over the radio at the proper time this morning.
At 8:46: North Tower, World Trade Center
At 9:03: South Tower, World Trade Center
At 9:45: Pentagon
At 10:10: United Flight 93 in Shanksville, Penn. We have not, and will not, forget. God bless America.