Memorial Service Held In Raleigh To Honor Victims Of Terrorist Attacks
Posted September 19, 2001 10:14 a.m. EDT
RALEIGH — A service in Raleigh remembered the law enforcement officers, firefighters and civilians who died last week.
The memorial was led by North Carolina U.S. Rep. Bob Etheridge. It marked the exact time one week ago -- 9:50 a.m. -- that Building One of the World Trade Center collapsed.
A wreath was placed on the city of Raleigh's memorial honoring ten police officers who have died in the line of duty.
"It'll be remembered for the hundreds of firefighters and law enforcement officers and other safety officers who made the ultimate sacrifice in a desperate attempt to save our fellow Americans," says Rep. Bob Etheridge.
Raleigh Fire Chief Earl Fowler recalled one survivor's comments when he met firefighters on the 16th floor of the World Trade Center.
"He saw firefighters and rescuers walking up the steps with this look in their eyes and the expression on their face. They were not afraid, but they probably knew what they were going into," says Raleigh fire chief Earl Fowler.
The sound of a lone siren from a fire engine followed a moment of silence at the memorial.