Never forget the Price of Freedom

Published 12:00 am Sunday, September 21, 2014

On Saturday, Sept. 13, the Price of Freedom hosted a day of remembrance for a tragic event that forever should be remembered by all Americans.
A piece of the World Trade Center steel was on site to serve as a reminder of that day. When I walked out to put flowers around the display, it made me realize why we need to keep having these events. Seeing a small piece of such major carnage makes you really stop and think.
We started our day with fire trucks, rescue vehicles, law enforcement cars and tractors arriving for the event under gloomy skies. The clouds started to break as two aerial fire trucks raised a large American flag. Seeing that flag unfurling over this small museum out in the country was quite the sight.
We had a very touching memorial service first thing to start the day’s events. There was a prayer spoken for each of the emergency services and introductions were given. Many eyes were misty when Amazing Grace was performed on bagpipes.
With most of the museum focused towards our military, we are now embracing the emergency services. There is an increasing amount of equipment and memorabilia on display.
A lot of folks left with a better understanding of what our local agencies do to protect life and property. Always take the time to thank our military and our emergency services crews for putting their lives on the line every day.
And always remember to never forget.