(White Sulphur Springs) A melancholy trumpet set the tone for a day of remembrance.
The 18th anniversary of September 11th, 2001 was set against the backdrop of A Military Tribute at the Greenbrier’s Pro-Am tournament and “Education Enrichment Day”.y,
New York Fire Department Deputy Chief James Boylan attended the ceremony at the 18th hole. He said, “On that day I lost a lot of good friends and a lot of good folks. And to me it’s a time to remember and never forget.”
1,500 students, many of which were not alive on that day, flooded the tournament to learn about 9-11. First Lady Cathy Justice explained saying, “They can walk so many steps up the sidewalk and that will be like the first floor of the World Trade Center and, really, just relive a lot of stuff that they really aren’t familiar with.”
Owner of America’s Resort, Governor Jim Justice hosted NYPD and FDNY members for a moment of silence this morning at 8:46 AM, the time when the first plane hit the North Tower of the World Trade Center.
The event offered a chance for those in the Mountain State, to show those in the Big Apple, they remember too.
Chief Boylan said, “That shows me that folks from other parts of the country truly didn’t forget.”
There was also a CSX train car dedication to first responders at the train depot at the Greenbrier. Also a “Parade of Freedom” went through White Sulphur Springs and the grounds of the Greenbrier.