9/11 remembrance ceremony held in Mansfield
MANSFIELD, Pa (WENY) -- Every year there's a September 11th ceremony at the Mansfield Veterans Park hosted by the Mansfield American Legion Austin-Cox Post 478. People came to the ceremony to remember the lives lost, and show they still haven't forgotten what happened.
"It's an important part of our American history, and it's a sad part," said Mansfield American Legion Post 478 commander, Bruce Dart. "It's something that we need to remember and salute all the people who died and all the people who responded, who also subsequently died."
Many people took to the stand to share their stories from 9/11 and say prayers. Residents think of the ceremony as a fitting way to remember the fallen for years to come.
"People who lost their lives on 9/11 affected so many lives, more than the average person realizes," said Korean War veteran, Elmer Huels. "It's something that never goes away. It's actually passed down from generation to generation. Though it may diminish, it'll never be forgotten."