Marylanders remember September 11, 2001, victims and survivors of multiple events – CBS Baltimore
PARKVILLE, Maryland (WJZ) – Maryland remembers the 9/11 attacks on Saturday with tributes across the state for the victims of families on that fateful day 20 years ago.
Dozens of people gathered at the Spirits in the Night 9/11 candlelight vigil in Parkville. There are also American flags all along Putty Hill Avenue.
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This is just one of the many ways people in our region remember all those who died on September 11, 2001.
In Parkville, Baltimore County firefighters, police and motorcyclists marched through Putty Hill Avenue to pay their respects and rang the Maryland 9/11 Memorial Bell to honor the 69 people of Maryland who were killed that day and the 158 people killed in the war.
“We wanted to honor those who made the sacrifice since 9/11 and remember those who were killed on 9/11,” said Chuck Ritz, the organizer of the 9/11 Rolling Memorial.
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In Reisterstown, Governor Larry Hogan, Senator Ben Cardin and members of the Maryland National Guard took a moment to remember the fallen heroes who fought in the War on Terror and the War in Iraq.
“I think remembering the people who died on September 11, remembering all of our fallen heroes, all the families that were affected, thinking about all the service and sacrifice over the past 20 years, I think it is is extremely important. That’s why we hold these ceremonies every year, ”Hogan said.
It’s a particularly tough day for Baltimore City Police Captain Guy Thacker, who was one of 20 members of the police department who went to help with the search and rescue mission at Ground Zero after the attacks.
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“It was immense, the scope and scale of the destruction the first time you see it up close, very deep,” he said.