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First responders in Lee County remember 9-11

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - First responders in Lee County gathered at the courthouse to pay tribute to those who lost their lives eight years ago today and those who continue to serve our country.

Emergency vehicles' lights flashed in remembrance of those who died on September 11th, 2001. The ceremony was organized by the Lee County Sheriff's Office but included officers from the Leesburg Police Department and Lee County Fire Department. Sheriff Reggie Rachals said it's important to remember first responders and the efforts and sacrifices they make every day.

"Often we're forgotten, not on purpose but, until they do need us and then they see how all the emergency services respond to help them in the best way they can," said Lee County Sheriff Reggie Rachals.

Officers placed a wreath below the flag pole and lowered the flag to half staff in remembrance of those who lost their lives and those who continue to serve in Iraq and Afghanistan today.


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