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As the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2021, attacks approach, the City of Cincinnati is honoring its employees who are military veterans.
According to a Sept. 9 press release from council member David Mann, the city will hold a ceremony Friday, Sept. 10, to celebrate approximately 500 employees who also have served or are serving in a branch of a military. The ceremony will be held at noon in front of City Hall, 801 Plum St., downtown.
Approximately 400 public servants died in the aftermath of 9/11, with many rushing to save others during the terror and chaos in New York, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C., the release says.
“Following the attack, many people volunteered to serve in the military serving our country. Cincinnati has a proud tradition of gratefully allowing its employees to serve in the military,” Mann’s release says. “Today we have about 500 employees that in addition to being dedicated civil servants, have also served (and some continue to serve) to ensure that the rest of our citizens continue to live as peacefully as possible.”
The release adds that many of Cincinnati’s employee-veterans are part of the city’s fire department.
“As a Navy Veteran myself, having served when our Country was at the edge of nuclear war in the Cuban Missile Crisis, I understand the passion for service of our 500 veterans, including Councilmembers Young and Goodin. I salute the women and men that have responded to the call,” Mann says.
Cincinnatians also are remembering 9/11 this weekend through service projects, including those with Cincinnati Parks.
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