Local events honoring victims of 9/11

Local events honoring victims of 9/11


(DON) CLOSER TO HOME, FOLKS IN SEVERAL CITIES HERE IN HAMPTON ROADS HELD REMEMBERANCE CEREMONIES THIS MORNING. IN CHESAPEAKE, BELLS TOLLED AT 8:46 TO MARK THE TIME WHEN THE FIRST PLANE HIT THE NORTH TOWER OF THE WORLD TRADE CENTER. A CEREMONY AT THE CHESAPEAKE 9-ELEVEN MEMORIAL SITE HONORED THOSE WHO DIED AND THOSE WHO HELPED IN THE SEARCH AND RECOVERY EFFORTS. CHESAPEAKE CITY COUNCIL MATTHEW HAMEL, A NAVY JAG ATTORNEY, SPOKE THIS MORNING AT THE CEREMONY, REMEMBERING THE NEARLY 3-THOUSAND PEOPLE WHO LOST THEIR LIVES. HE WAS WORKING IN THE WORLD FINANCIAL CENTER COMPLEX THAT DAY. MATTHEW HAMEL/CHEAPEAKE CITY COUNCIL I WAS SITTING AT MY DESK ON THE 34TH FLOOR OF TWO WORLD FINANCIAL CENTER AND BASICALLY FELT AN EXPLOSION. AND WENT TO THE WINDOW AND WAS WONDERING IN MY MIND WHAT THE HECK WAS HAPPENING OUT THE WINDOW. BECAUSE I DIDN’T WITNESS THE FIRST PLANE HIT I JUST FELT THE FIRST PLANE HIT AND ALL I COULD THOUGHT TO MYSELF WHAT COULD POSSIBLY HAVE HAPPENED UP THERE?” (DON) HAMEL ALSO HONORED THE FIRST RESPONDERS WHO RAN INTO THE CHAOS TO TRY AND SAVE LIVES. (DON) NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY HAMPTON ROADS HONORED THE VICTIMS OF THE ATTACKS DURING A MEMORIAL WALK AND REMEMBERANCE CEREMONY THIS MORNING. A LARGE GROUP MARCHED AROUND NAVAL STATION NORFOLK BEFORE PARTICIPATING IN A FORMAL CEREMONY. RETIRED CAPTIN KEN INGLESBY SPOKE AT THE CEREMONY. HE WORKED AT THE PENTAGON AT THE TIME AND WAS NEAR THE LOCATION WHERE THE PLANE HIT. (DON) RIGHT NOW, STATE FARM AGENTS IN VIRGINIA ARE HONORING OUR LOCAL FIRST RESPONDERS, AS WE REMEMBER THOSE WHO LOST THEIR LIVES 18 YEARS AGO. THEY COORDINATED A FREE LUNCH FOR FIRST RESPONDERS AT BLACKWATER BBQ TO MARK THE OCCASION AND HONOR THOSE WHO RESPONDED TO OUR RECENT LOCAL TRAGEDY IN VIRGINIA BEACH. THAT’S HAPPENING THROUGH 5 TONIGHT. 10 ON YOUR SIDE’S KARA DIXON IS THERE RIGHT NOW. YOU CAN CATCH HER STORY AND OUR COMPLETE COVERAGE OF EVENTS MARKING

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