On Tuesday, September 11th, Mayor Bach and his wife Suzi attended the Ft. Carson 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony. The event took place in front of a twisted steel beam from the World Trade Center. This mangled piece of metal is on display in Kit Carson Park just outside Gate 1 and serves as a vivid memorial to those who lost their lives on September 11th, 2001. The Memorial Plaza is dedicated to those who perished on that day, as well as to those who have since defended our nation and way of life.
After a presentation on the history of the 4th Infantry Division in the Global War on Terror and a wreath laying, the Keynote Address was delivered by Dave Roever. Dave is a wounded Vietnam veteran who continues to serve his country by going all over the world to motivate, challenge, and inspire active duty members of the military, school children, and wounded warriors like himself.
Mr. Roever spoke about the bravery, courage, and dedication shown by members of the US Military. He reinforced the need to always remember the events of 9/11 in order to remain vigilant and bring a successful conclusion to our fight against Al Qaeda and global terror.
Please take a moment today to reflect and pay tribute to the victims of 9/11 and the men and women of the military, and their families, who have answered freedom’s call since that terrible day.