WELLSBURG, WV (WTRF) – September 11, 2001.
We remember the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York, Washington DC and the plane crash in Pennsylvania.
Wellsburg Christian Church and Pastor Ron Davis honored local first responders in their service for their dedication and bravery – just like those who did 21 years ago in a time of crisis.
“We are going to honor these guys. We’re going to tell them, we’re going to say hello to them and we’re going to tell them that we appreciate everything they do.
Ron Davis – Minister of Wellsburg Christian Church
One of those winners being Bradley Stoner.
Stoner was a firefighter for 25 years and is now retired, but he says ceremonies like these allow him and his fellow first responders to reflect on the risk that comes with this type of work.
“All the police, paramedics, paramedics and firefighters – some of them lost their lives in New York and everywhere and everything. And that’s just something to have because a lot of people don’t know what we do and everything.
Bradley Stoner – retired firefighter
The whole church came together singing to express their appreciation.
Prayers of remembrance, gratitude and bereavement are recited across the country today, but it means the world must honor those who fight to protect us locally every day.