By Baxter Colburn
Monday marked the 16th anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001, in New York City. Veterans, police and fire workers and members of the community gathered at the Sturgeon Bay city hall Monday morning to pay tribute to those fallen and left behind. After brief words from Sturgeon Bay Fire Chief Tim Dietman and Pastor Matthew Knapp, a 16-gun salute rang out as a final farewell to the fallen men and women. Members of the community filled the front courtyard of city hall to pay their respects, something chief Dietman expressed great appreciation towards.
The events of 9/11 left eternal impacts on the lives of all Americans, including former war veterans. Roger Blasier served during the Korean War and believes that no amount of time is adequate enough to fully heal from the attacks.
Those affected by the September 11 attacks will always be remembered and honored.