MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, GA (WALB) - With the ringing of a bell, Moody's Fire Rescue Services members honored the firefighters who died during the 9/11 attacks 14 years ago and honored the Moody Fire Rescue Service members who have died since.
"They were our friends, our family, and our brothers," said one Airman, as he prepared to read the names of all of the Moody Fire Rescue Services members who have died since 9/11.
But, the ceremony was not just to remember the civilians and first responders who died in the attacks. "These ceremonies are, today, and always will be, a remembrance and a tribute to both the living and the dead," said another Airman, as he spoke to those in attendance at the ceremony.
Along with the remembrance, today's ceremony was also a celebration of the good that came out of the tragedy that killed nearly 3,000 people. "Today we recall and we celebrate what we learned about ourselves on September 11th, 2001," said the second Airman. "We recall and we celebrate how we acted that day.
"Our sorrow for the loss of so many good people should be tempered by example shown by so many who died and so many who lived. They taught us through their actions what it means to be human," the second Airman stated.
Airmen also completed a 23 mile run this morning to honor prisoners of war and troops still listed as missing in action.