Easthampton Fire Department holds annual 9/11 ceremony

Hampshire County

EASTHAMPTON, Mass (WWLP) – Dozens gathered at Easthampton’s Public Safety Building to remember what happened on September 11, 2001, nearly two decades ago and those who didn’t make it home.

Eighteen-years-later and it still weighs heavy on our hearts, a day that made history — and a day that makes us remember our history.

September 11, 2001, is a day Americans will not forget. Many gathered at the Easthampton Public Safety Building, standing as one, to remember the thousands of people lost, and the many first responders.

Jennifer Parsons is a flight attendant for United Airlines out of Boston Logan International Airport. It’s her job to make sure everyone feels safe while onboard. Although she didn’t work the day of the attack, it’s a tragic memory that she won’t soon forget.

“It is a day the flight crews around the world will never forget,” said Parsons. “As much as we like to bring you an enjoyable flight, we always remain vigilant.”

Agnus Banas recalls hearing the news that day. She was at the World Trade Center the day before the attack, eating lunch on the top floor of the North Tower.

“It was a wonderful experience being there,” said Banas. “I’m going to get emotional. And then to see what happened to the building was devastating.”

It’s a day many say can’t be forgotten, especially for the younger generation.

“I think it’s really important for the community for the city and for the new generation to see what happened and we can’t forget about it, Parsons said.

Thank you to everyone that came out for today’s 9/11 ceremony.

Posted by Easthampton Police Department on Wednesday, September 11, 2019

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