“We will never forget that Tuesday morning”

The Helena-West Helena Fire Department drove the city fire trucks and support vehicles down Plaze Street onto Sebastian St, with sirens and flashing lights in remembrance of the fallen firemen who gave their lives on September 11, 2001. The bravery of the fallen firemen, law enforcement officers and first responders who rushed into the Twin Towers must never be forgotten.

While most run from danger, these men and women, including our local fire department and law enforcement personnel, run into the teeth of the fire or situation, to save lives at all costs, for the community of Helena-West Helena, Arkansas. We honor them today.

Governor Asa Hutchinson issued the following statement on the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks: “Seventeen years ago, we awoke to the new reality of international terrorism. But as Americans always do, we shook off the blow and turned to the task of understanding the threat and learning how to defend the United States against it. On that day, America once again showed its strength of character.

“Each year on this anniversary, I think of that strength of character and the sacrifice, determination, and courage that were on full display that day and the weeks following the attacks,” said the Governor. “We will never forget that Tuesday morning and will forever remember the ones we lost.”