Crozet Firefighters Remember 9/11

By: Venton Blandin
By: Venton Blandin

September 11, 2006

The first responders who answered the call from "Ground Zero" and the Pentagon on 9/11 were remembered by their brotherhood in Crozet.

The Crozet Volunteer Fire Department paid respect to the men and women who died while helping others. During a ceremony, firefighters and their family, gathered for a prayer and ceremonial tribute as they would for any fallen firefighter.

"We're a brotherhood. We're a brotherhood and sisterhood. We are one family united throughout the United States," said Assistant Chief Pete Oprandy.

"We need to honor these people and never forget what they did," said Firefighter Rodney Rich.

The firefighters in Crozet also put their flag at half-staff after sounding their sirens for the responders who did not return home on 9/11.


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