Patrick-Cape remembers 9/11
By Heidi Hunt, 45th Space Wing Public Affairs
/ Published September 11, 2015
PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- A remembrance ceremony honoring those who lost their lives in the 9/11 tragedy was held Sept. 11, 2015, at the Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, flagpole.
"Fourteen years ago today four airplanes were hijacked by 19 terrorists," said Brig. Gen. Wayne Monteith, 45th Space Wing commander. "It was an act that has defined our generation. I imagine that like me you know exactly where you were standing, and maybe exactly what you were doing, when you heard the news."
Tech. Sgt. Aaron Burnley, 45th Space Wing Emergency Management Training NCO in charge and primary narrator, said, "We will not forget the events of that terrible morning nor will we forget how Americans responded in New York City, at the Pentagon, and in the skies over Pennsylvania -- with heroism and selflessness; with compassion and courage; and with prayer and hope."
During Monteith's speech, he said extremism exists around the world and poses a threat to our way of life, "but because of women and men like you we will not falter and we will not fail."