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By David Volz
Throughout the United States, people come together to remember and honor the victims of the 9/11 attacks. For people in the emergency services profession, 9/11 has special significance because so many firefighters, police officers and others died while rescuing others. The City of Hollywood honored those who gave their lives.
“9/11 is a day of remembrance. It’s a day we pay homage to those in public service who gave the ultimate sacrifice. They sacrificed so much for the safety of others. It’s a day to remember that so few gave so much to so many,” said Joel Medina, division chief, City of Hollywood Fire Rescue & Beach Safety.
And 9/11 has special significance to firefighters. “This is a day we use in remembrance of those who we have lost throughout the calendar year. It’s a holy day for us where we give remembrance to colleagues and brothers who have left us for what we believe is a better place. May God have mercy on their souls,” said Medina.