Community gathers to remember victims of terrorist attacks

| September 12, 2016

COSHOCTON – Members of the community gathered at the Coshocton County Courtsquare on Friday, Sept. 9 to remember victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

“I’m going to ask a question that most of you won’t know,” said Jeff Corder, keynote speaker who was a community firefighter in 2001. “If I asked you where you were on June 10, you probably wouldn’t know. If I asked where you were on Feb. 28, you probably wouldn’t know. But if I asked you where you were on Sept. 11, 2001, you would know instantly where you were.”

The Coshocton High School band played patriotic music throughout the ceremony, including the “Armed Forces Medley” and veterans of each branch of the military were asked to stand and be recognized as their song was played. The River View High School choir was also in attendance to perform.

During the program, Ken Smailes, emcee, introduced first responders from the sheriff’s office, Chip Udischas; the Coshocton County EMS, Cathy Fuller, and the area fire stations, Corder, to discuss where they were when they heard about the terrorist attacks.

Pastor Dave Boots of the Coshocton Nazarene Church gave the invocation and the benediction. The laying of the memorial wreath was done by Craig and Julie Border, parents of the late Raymond Border who was killed by an IED during his second tour in Afghanistan.



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