HAGERSTOWN, Md - Community members and first responders turned out in huge numbers to Hagerstown City Park on Tuesday to remember the lives lost and to honor those who continue to fight for our safety.
An emotional ceremony, called "Remembrance in the Park," gave attendees the chance to honor members of the military, law enforcement and emergency services.
The ceremony also honored fallen heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty before, during and after September 11, 2001.
Speakers included Chief James Schwartz, who spoke about his experience during the September 11 attacks on the Pentagon, along with county commissioners and Hagerstown's mayor.
"We need to hold this event every year, so that we can remember," Mayor Bob Bruchey said, "and [so] that we can remember what it felt like in the days afterwards -- American pride and people helping people."
The procession began at 5:45 p.m., and the event started at 6 p.m.