S. Ind. church service honors first responders

Church service honors first responders

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (WHAS11) – As the nation remembers thousands of lives lost 15 years ago in New York City on September 11, 2001, the somber feeling and reflection can also be felt here in Kentuckiana.

Wall Street Methodist Church in Jeffersonville dedicated much of their Sunday service to recognizing and honoring first responders.

“I remember calling my wife and she was at work and we were in amazement, we couldn’t believe this was happening to our country and we were a target to an enemy,” Clarksville Fire Chief Brandon Skaggs recalled.

As stated in the service, the men and women who wear badges run towards what so many run away from.

“People in need rely on us but we also rely on them for other resources, so there’s a lot of people that really need to be commended for helping the first responders – that day on 9/11,” Chief Skaggs said.

Images that are unforgettable show the attacks that have altered our nation forever.

Skaggs was appreciative of the honor emergency responders received.

“It was great. I shared it with my daughter and I shared it with the chief of police of Clarksville who was sitting right next to me and it feels great to be honored. A lot of great men and women lost their lives that day.”

The service was a public thank you for emergency responders and a private moment for worship. It showed togetherness, not just in Clark County, but every corner of the country. 


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