9/11 Memorial dedicated outside Chico Fire Station 5

Sep 12, 2014 12:07 PM by Joe Moeller

"I think everybody remembers what they were doing that day." says Chico Fire Captain Carlos Munoz. "I woke up and was supposed to start working on a term paper that was due the next day and I never got to writing that paper."

September 11th is a day in history that is impossible for Americans to forget. For the Miller family it is more than just a memory.

"It is really hard for us to believe that it has been 13 years that our daughters plane crashed in Philly." says Catherine Miller.

Chicoans Catherine and David Miller lost their daughter on Flight 93 on September 11th 2001. They joined hundreds of others earlier today to dedicate the new 9/11 Memorial that stands outside of Fire Station 5.

"To remember the 343 FDNY fire fighters, the nearly 3,000 victims of the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and the aircraft." says Chico Fire Captain John Kelso.

The memorial represents the Pentagon beneath two granite pillars, the New York World Trade Center.

"A piece of steel that supported the World Trade Center now sits suspended between two granite pillars." added Kelso.

A day that can not be forgotten now has a place to be remembered right here in Chico. For the Millers it is a place to remember their daughter.

"May all who visit this place remember the collective acts of courage and sacrifice that the passengers and crew revere this hollow ground as a final resting place of these heroes."

The memorial was made possible by several supporters and organizations.


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