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Hendersonville Fire Chief Scotty Bush thanked the community for its support of the city’s emergency responders following a brief ceremony on Monday honoring the firefighters who died when terrorists attacked the World Trade Center in New York on Sept. 11, 2001.
Hendersonville Senior Firefighters Kevin Townsend and Tim Griffin participated in the traditional “ringing of the bell” ceremony Monday at Memorial Park. The ceremony has been held annually since Sept. 11, 2001 to remember the 343 firefighters in New York City who didn’t return back to their fire stations that day. TENA LEE
Hendersonville Senior Firefighters Kevin Townsend, Tim Griffin and Troy Bishop pay tribute to the 343 firefighters who died on Sept. 11, 2001 at a service Monday at Memorial Park. TENA LEE
Several citizens and firefighters lined up in Memorial Park on Monday for a brief ceremony honoring those who died on Sept. 11, 2001.

As it has done for the last 15 years, the Hendersonville Fire Department held a brief ceremony on Monday in remembrance of those who died on Sept. 11, 2001. The ceremony at Memorial Park included the traditional "Ringing of the Bell," often held at firefighter funerals to signal the final return home of a fallen comrade. Among the 2,977 victims killed in the Sept. 11 attacks, 343 were New York City firefighters who responded to the World Trade Center.

Following the attacks, the Hendersonville Fire Department received a piece of steel from the collapsed towers. Constructed as a memorial to the fallen fire fighters, the monument was placed at Fire Station 2 on Free Hill Road. According to Fire Chief Scotty Bush, the 9/11 monument will soon be placed in Memorial Park so that more people can see it and reflect on the events of that day.

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