“Lights and Silence” tribute held for 9/11

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The Guam Fire Department servicemen clad in full gear, stood silently in front of their respective fire stations for a full minute.

Guam – Today, several GovGuam agencies commemorated the horrific terrorist attacks of September 11 in 2001 with a moment of silence at precisely 11 minutes past 9 this morning.

Local leaders from across the island took time out of their busy Monday, to pause and reflect on the many victims of that tragic event.

For the Rotary Club of Guam, a special wreath laying ceremony took place at Two Lover’s Point with special guest speaker Rear Admiral Shoshanna Chatfield to commemorate those who have lost their lives or loved ones during that fateful day.

“I know each of us remember where we were on that day,” recalled Rear Admiral Chatfield.

She added, “And what we were doing when we realized the horror and who we wanted to reach out to console and share with the grief. We will never forget September 11 and those who were lost on that tragic day are on our hearts and minds forever.  We continue to support those families who felt that loss even more profoundly. It is in their memory that we continue our right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of all who will threaten it.”

For the Guam Fire Department, each branch took part in the “Lights and Silence Tribute.”

The GFD servicemen clad in full gear stood silently in front of their respective fire stations for a full minute.

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