Hundreds turn out for Mahoning Valley 9/11 observance in Austintown

Staff report


On a bright, sunny, beautiful day people from around the Mahoning Valley gathered to remember one of the nation’s darkest days, Sept. 1, 2001, when terrorists attacked New York City’s twin towers and the U.S. Pentagon.

“It’s a day to show our love and respect for every emergency responder in the country ... life-savers, that’s what they are,” said former Ohio Sen. Harry Meshel, guest speaker for the Mahoning Valley 9-11 Memorial 15th anniversary ceremony in Austintown.

About 300 people attended the ceremony, including many police and fire department personnel in uniform, which started at 2 p.m. and ended about 3:30

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