This morning San Marcos firefighters, city officials, and residents gathered at City Hall to commemorate the lives lost on September 11th including those who have lost their lives defending our country. The program was titled “Never Forgetting Means Never Forgetting” and was opened by city manager Jim Nuse. After Nuse spoke, San Marcos mayor Daniel Guerrero led a moment of silence. Guerrero talks about how our community has moved forward since the terrorist attacks.
I think after 12 years there’s been a lot of significant healing that has taken place and so the pain, the real agony, the hardship that had been felt in earlier years is not gone but I think its been replaced with this sense of pride and patriotism.
– Daniel Guerrero
San Marcos shows it’s pride and patriotism by holding this ceremony every year. Guerrero describes the overall mood of this years ceremony.
“I think the overall mood itself was very patriotic. I saw a lot of folks that were wearing their red, white and blue.”
Guerrero believes remembering what happened twelve years ago significantly helps in the healing process. The mayor urges Americans to persevere while recognizing the sacrifices our soldiers are making to keep us safe.
“Not just today but every day, when you see someone in uniform, whether its someone in military uniform or community service, law enforcement, fire fighter, paramedics and park rangers, take time to thank them for what they do.”
After the moment of silence, an excerpt from chapter 1 of the 9-11 commission report was read and the flag was raised. For pictures of the event you can check out the KTSW News twitter.
Hannah Cramer, KTSW News.
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