In the days following 9/11, first responders from across the country arrived in New York City, prepared to risk their lives, to help a great city and a great people in need. These were dark times in our nation’s history, but out of these dark times we found many reasons to be proud.
On Wednesday, Sep. 11, Elkhart Mayor Tim Neese will host a ceremony to remember the brave sacrifice of all public safety heroes who have perished as a result of 9/11, as well as the five police officers and eight firefighters who have given their lives in the line of duty throughout Elkhart’s history.
During the ceremony, brief remarks will be given by Mayor Neese, Police Chief Chris Snyder, and Fire Chief Chad Carey. Following their remarks, Mayor Neese will unveil a new plaque, that will be permanently mounted in the entryway of City Hall, honoring Elkhart’s fallen heroes.
The ceremony will take place at 9:00 a.m. at Elkhart City Hall, located at 229 S. Second Street.