Remembering 9/11 in Landrum

Published 3:12 pm Tuesday, October 3, 2017

“I’ll go to these ceremonies even when they have to wheel me in in a wheel chair,” said Landrum Fire Chief Warren Ashmore of the Landrum 9/11 ceremony to honor those who lost their lives in the September 11, 2001 attack on the World Trade Center.

The Landrum ceremony was rescheduled from Sept. 11 to Sept. 28 because of the hurricane. The ceremony took place at 6 p.m. at the depot in Landrum. Fire and rescue and police personnel from Landrum, Inman and Campobello attended with their families and officials from Landrum. The Inman and Campobello fire and rescue districts each brought fire trucks to raise a large American flag over the ceremony.

The Landrum High School ROTC provided a color guard, Landrum High School senior Hailey Padula sang the National Anthem, Landrum Mayor Robert Briggs spoke briefly, and Reverend Tommy Turner of the Bible Baptist Church gave the invocation.

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Former New York City firefighter Steve Boehm said, “The ceremony warms my heart. We should never forget those who lost their lives that day.”