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Indiana first responders pray, host ceremonies and take on challenges in remembrance of 9/11

Indiana first responders had different ways of saying "we'll never forget." Some held prayer ceremonies, raised flags or took part in the 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb.
Credit: Pike Township Fire Department
A tradition continued in Pike Township on Saturday. Every year, first responders wave flags at the overpass of 56th Street and I-465. It was a gesture supported by the Pike Township Fire Department.

INDIANAPOLIS — Saturday marked the 20-year anniversary of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. First responders across Indiana hung flags, participated in challenges and posted to social media saying they will never forget the lives lost two decades ago. 

A Carmel police officer was patrolling a neighborhood when the officer came across a home that had put up a display that read, "never forget" in honor of the nearly 3,000 people who died on 9/11. 

Tonight one of our officers was patrolling through the Bayhill neighborhood and saw this display to honor 9/11 victims. #NeverForget

Posted by Carmel Police Department on Friday, September 10, 2021

The next day, the police department took part in a 9/11 ceremony at the Carmel Clay Veteran Memorial Freedom Circle. 

Today we remember those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. Thank you Carmel community for supporting your...

Posted by Carmel Police Department on Saturday, September 11, 2021

In Columbus, Indiana, there was a 9/11 remembrance ceremony where Columbus firefighters and police color guard officers presented the colors. 

Never Forget- Columbus Fire and Police Color Guard Officers present the colors at this morning’s 9-11 remembrance ceremony.

Posted by Columbus Fire Department - Indiana on Saturday, September 11, 2021

Columbus firefighters joined Columbus Township Fire and Rescue to raise the American flag during the remembrance ceremony on Saturday. 

Credit: Columbus Fire Department
Columbus firefighters work with members of Columbus Township Fire and Rescue to raise the American flag during a 9/11 remembrance ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021.

A tradition continued in Pike Township on Saturday. Every year, first responders wave flags at the overpass of 56th Street and I-465. It's a gesture supported by the Pike Township Fire Department.

The annual 9/11 flag waving tradition continues at the overpass of 56th and 465 this morning. Members of the Pike Twp...

Posted by Pike Township Fire Department on Saturday, September 11, 2021

First responders in Fishers remembered 9/11 by hosting their annual safety day. The day was full of events, and they also had steel from the World Trade Center on display. 

#OTD 2001 The American people and the world came together in unity after four jet airliners were hijacked and used for...

Posted by Fishers Police Department on Saturday, September 11, 2021

Come join us at the Fishers Fire Department annual Safety Day as we remember #September11th heroes. We will be at the Nickel Plate District Amphitheater 3pm-7pm! #fpdremembers

Posted by Fishers Police Department on Saturday, September 11, 2021

In Mooresville, first responders gathered on Saturday to participate in a hero's day celebration. Mooresville police officers were joined at the celebration by members of the Morgan County Sheriffs Department, Mooresville Fire Department, Madison Township Fire Department and Decatur Township Fire Department. 

The Mooresville Police Department said the ceremony honored first responders by giving each one in attendance a “League of Miracles medal.” 

Today League of Miracles, Inc. in Mooresville hosted a hero’s day celebration in honor of 9/11. Members from our...

Posted by Mooresville Metropolitan Police Department - Indiana on Saturday, September 11, 2021

Indiana firefighters participated in 9/11 Memorial Stair Climbs throughout the day Saturday. 

The stair climb pays tribute to New York firefighters. Participants walk the equivalent of the 110 stories of the World Trade Center. 

The stair climb is meant to both remember the 343 firefighters who lost their lives and to symbolically complete their journey to save others. 

On this day of remembrance members of Taylor Twp. honored those lost on 9/11/2001 by participating in a memorial stairclimb at Kokomo Family YMCA #911stairclimb #neverforget

Posted by Taylor Township Fire Rescue on Saturday, September 11, 2021

Life is marked by events. 20 years ago, this morning was one of those events. We have members in our department that...

Posted by Pines Fire Department on Saturday, September 11, 2021

This is how WE remember! Early this morning 8 GFD firefighters and two spouses met a Blackstock stadium to climb the...

Posted by Greencastle Fire Department on Saturday, September 11, 2021

Reelsville firefighter Matt Misner climbed the 110 flights of stairs. He was joined by his daughter who also participated in honoring the first responders who gave the ultimate sacrifice. 

Many firefighters around the United States gave honor to the 343 FDNY firefighters who gave their lives responding to...

Posted by Reelsville/Washington Township VFD on Saturday, September 11, 2021

Other firefighters, police officers and medics across the state paid tribute in different ways. Some posted to social media, others prayed and some held races where first responders would run in full gear. 

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