On the morning of Wednesday, Sept. 11, the Maui County Fire Department held a memorial in remembrance of the 12th anniversary of 9/11. Fire personnel fronting Kahului Fire Station held a moment of silence at 0844 hours to honor the victims that died on Sept. 11, 2001.
"On the 12th anniversary of 9/11, we're paying tribute to our fallen emergency workers, of which 343 were fire fighters," said Fire Chief Jeff Murray. "We need to take this opportunity of their sacrifice to also use it in a positive way, to keep us motivated in our profession and to provide the best professional service to our community. To the ultimate sacrifice, God bless them."
A total of 2,977 people died that day at the four incident locations, including 411 emergency workers at the Twin Towers.
The Maui County Fire Department held a memorial in remembrance of the 12th anniversary of 9/11.
Photo: Kimberley Mullen