Local first responders commemorate 20th anniversary of 9/11 attack


September 15, 2021

Chinook's vintage 1936 fire truck led the 9/11 memorial parade held last Saturday in Chinook. At its monthly meeting members of Chinook's volunteer fire department decided to host the parade and invited other local responders to participate. It's believed more than 300 firemen died in the attacks 20 years ago.

The sound of emergency sirens sounded in Chinook last Saturday on September 11. Local first responders participated in the commemorative parade to honor first responders and civilians who died or were injured 20 years ago in the terrorist attacks around the nation. Chinook Fire Chief Kraig Hansen explained how the local event became a reality.

Chief Hansen said, "I saw on social media that several groups of first responders around the country were organizing low-key memorials for the 9/11 attacks. I discussed the idea of doing one locally with a few people and brought it up at our monthly m...

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