First responders gather at the Peace Arch.

First responders remember

Hundreds of Canadian and U.S. emergency personnel gathered at the Peace Arch Tuesday morning to remember those who died 11 years ago.

  • Sep. 11, 2012 9:00 a.m.

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Hundreds of Canadian and U.S. first responders gathered at the Peace Arch Tuesday morning to remember those who died 11 years ago in a co-ordinated series of terrorist attacks in the U.S.

The moving ceremony included a vehicle procession, a colour guard, speeches and the singing of Hallelujah; the latter of which brought tears to the eyes of many attendees.

A handful of first responders from New York – where thousands of people, including hundreds of firefighters, died in Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Centre towers – joined their Canadian peers for the sombre ceremony.

Gord Goble photos

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