The Brighton Area Fire Authority hosted a remembrance ceremony of 9/11 Monday evening.

16 years after the tragic events that took place on September 11th, nearly 100 citizens and first responders attended the ceremony remembering the fallen heroes from that day in 2001. The ceremony included a Presentation of Colors, National Anthem, Ringing of the Bell remembering the fallen first responders, a presentation of a memorial wreath, and speeches from members of the Brighton Fire Department. Fire Chief Michael O’Brian spoke on how he hopes this ceremony reminds everyone the true spirit of America that was felt the day after the attacks when the nation came together as one.

The ceremony concluded with a wreath being placed below a structure of steel that was once a part of The World Trade Center. O’Brian went on to say that he hopes people continue to tell younger generations of 9/11, so it will remain a day that is not forgotten. (DF)