Madison County Fire Department is hosting a Memorial Walk and Service at Porter Park in Rexburg to celebrate and remember the heroes from September 11.
The park is set up with a self-guided tour of facts and events as well as local heroes who were affected by the terrorist attacks 18 years ago. The Madison County Fire Department’s Pipe Brigade will have a parade around the park beginning at 6 p.m. and invite those in the community to grab a flag and join the march behind the procession.
“We encourage them to be involved to grab one of the flags and to carry it with us,” said Madison County Fire Department Captain Robert Kohler.
“It ends with something that is really cool, we spotlight some of our local heroes. We have had some people that were actually in the Pentagon that day,” said Madison County Fire Department Assistant Chief Troyce Miskin.
They hope to bring attention to the patriotic spirit that arose after the events of 9/11 and to encourage everyone to serve their community like the heroes did on that day.
“Today is a national day of service and we kind of want to push to go help someone and to be kind,” said Miskin.
After the parade around the park, there will be a short memorial service and a performance by the Madison County Fire Department’s Pipe Brigade.
The attacks of 9/11 were a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks by the terrorist group al-Qaeda against the United States on the morning of September 11, 2001. The attacks killed 2,996 people, injured over 6,000 others and caused at least $10 billion in infrastructure and property damage.