Today marks the 12th anniversary of when our nation was attacked by terrorists, on our own soil. Thousands of lives were lost, and it seems every year, it doesn't get easier to accept.
In Columbia County, a special ceremony was held at the Evans Towne Center Park. Emergency personnel lined the sidewalks, guest speakers shared stories, and a moment of silence was held. We caught up with a Retired Brigadier General who shared his story of remembrance with us.
"I remember it like yesterday," said Eric Gladman, Ret. Brigadier General. "There I was, I remember my clerk came out to me and said "Sir, sir a plane just hit the building." And then the second one hit, so you just remember that time, you think about your kids, you pray, and you just thank God that you live in America."
"When we are together for the ceremony once a year, and unite for the remembrance, it helps us," said Pam Tucker, EMA Director for Columbia County. "It helps us to deal with, and understand, and we see all of those uniformed officers that will be lined down the sidewalk. You know, these are our protectors, and all of our military, so we're remembering them. You know, having the Brigadier General from Fort Gordon be our guest speaker, you know it reminds us that we continue to lose lives."
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