‘Don’t ever forget that everyone remembers’: Monterey County fire departments remembering 9/11

Peninsula Premier Admin

Remembrance ceremonies happened across the county and, here on the Central Coast, several fire departments held their own. Sept. 11 is the day that the United States and the world changed. It’s a day of appreciation, reflection and remembrance. “For all the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice. All the folks who were at ground zero and helped after 9/11,” said Salinas Fire Captain David Fury.On Saturday, Salinas Fire Department paused to remember and went down the list of names of lives lost. “When you hear the names it’s not just a list, they’re actual names that you can picture faces with the names,” Fury said.Over in King City, first responders came together and drove alongside each other. Many Americans remembering where they were, what they were doing and how they felt on this day 20 years ago. King City Police Chief Keith Boyd said he was getting ready to go to San Francisco’s Federal Courthouse. He said he turned on the TV before leaving and saw what happened. He then spent the rest of the day on alert for any potential threats in the Bay Area. “Working in the Bay Area. Prepared to respond into San Francisco in the event of a disaster or somewhere else in the Bay Area,” Boyd said.And his message to families whose loved ones never made it back, “Don’t ever forget that everyone remembers.”

Remembrance ceremonies happened across the county and, here on the Central Coast, several fire departments held their own.

Sept. 11 is the day that the United States and the world changed. It’s a day of appreciation, reflection and remembrance.

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“For all the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice. All the folks who were at ground zero and helped after 9/11,” said Salinas Fire Captain David Fury.

On Saturday, Salinas Fire Department paused to remember and went down the list of names of lives lost.

“When you hear the names it’s not just a list, they’re actual names that you can picture faces with the names,” Fury said.

Over in King City, first responders came together and drove alongside each other.

Many Americans remembering where they were, what they were doing and how they felt on this day 20 years ago.

King City Police Chief Keith Boyd said he was getting ready to go to San Francisco’s Federal Courthouse. He said he turned on the TV before leaving and saw what happened. He then spent the rest of the day on alert for any potential threats in the Bay Area.

“Working in the Bay Area. Prepared to respond into San Francisco in the event of a disaster or somewhere else in the Bay Area,” Boyd said.

And his message to families whose loved ones never made it back, “Don’t ever forget that everyone remembers.”

Contributed by local news sources

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