YUMA PROVING GROUND. Ariz. – The Yuma Proving Ground held their third annual “Patriot Day” dedicating to 9/11 victims and first responders.
On September 11th 2001, over 3000 lives were lost in the terrorist attacks. Four hundred of them were police officers and firefighters. YPG Commander, Randy Murray, was the speaker of the event and thanked everyone for coming and recognized all the first responders for the service they do.
“We wanted to make sure we honor our first responders like police officers, the fire department, and also the soldiers and the community for all the work that happens here and support of the department defense of the soldiers and also thank for the community for all the support they’ve given us through the years,” said Murray.
Days like 9/11 brings the nation together and reshapes our future.
Murray gave his thoughts about how our freedom has changed after 9/11 saying, “Anytime you are attacked, in such a great manner like that and people lose their lives, it kind of shows us the importance of first of all what we have as a nation, the freedoms we have, and how important it is to protect our freedom.”
After nearly 15 years missing from the clean up, the iconic “Ground Zero” flag will hang on display at the National September Eleven Memorial and Museum in New York City.