Emlenton VFD 911 Salute: Emlenton VFD Fireman, Tyler Henery raised the American flag on Friday, September 11, 2020 in honor off those who lost their lives in the terrorist attack on our nation on September 11, 2001. In the 911 attack, 2,977 people lost their lives with over 25,000 injuries and long term health problems. The 911 attack was the deadliest attack in human history and the single deadliest incident for firefighters and law enforcement. The attack claimed the lives of 343 fireman and 72 law enforcement officers.
The Emlenton VFD Station 55 displays a memorial plaque in memory of the 343 firemen who lost their lives. The plaque was given to the Emlenton VFD in support of Engine 55 of New York City who lost firefighters and equipment trying to rescue and save lives. In the days after 911, the Emlenton VFD and surrounding communities donated nearly $10,000 to Engine 55 of New York City. The plaque sits above a piece of the World Trade Center that was given to Emlenton VFD Station 55 which is enclosed in glass and built into the Emlenton Volunteer Fire Department building.
Tenative plans are to hold a 20 year memorial service next year which will highlight Emlenton VFD’s trip to the World Trade Center and to Engine 55 of New York City.
God Bless the U.S.A.