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Del. County Sheriff, Senator Seward Remember 9/11

Discuss the Sacrifice of First Responders
By Rosie Cunningham


Village of Fleischmanns Mayor Donald Kearney shakes Senator James L. Seward’s hand during a ceremony on Sept. 5. Rosie Cunningham/The Reporter Village of Fleischmanns Mayor Donald Kearney shakes Senator James L. Seward’s hand during a ceremony on Sept. 5. Rosie Cunningham/The Reporter September 11, 2001 is a day many remember and none will forget.

Senator James L. Seward and Delaware County Sheriff Craig DuMond discuss the day and the significance to our country - and how the event impacted everyone.

“I was in lower Manhattan on September 11, 2001,” said Senator Seward at the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office on Monday. “I want to thank all the first responders everywhere - more than 300 lives that were lost that day were those of first responders.”

Senator Seaward described the day as “horrific” and said that he has many memories from that day - “mostly bad ones.”

“I remember vividly that I was trying to get out of the point of danger only blocks away from the towers and I got a chance to see the first responders and they weren’t trying to get out of there, they were going towards the point of danger. I will never forget the steely determination in their eyes. They did a marvelous job getting people out and we need to commemorate that sacrifice and remember those lost.”

He added that members of the police force as well as first responders should be recognized everyday for their sacrifice.

“As we pause to reflect on the significance that September 11 had on our country and our people, please remember to keep our first responders in your thoughts and prayers,” said DuMond. “When danger arises, it is the first responders who heroically run towards the danger to confront it and save lives. Please take a moment and acknowledge the profound loss of life of all involved on that tragic day and the sacrifices made by the American people, servicemen, and first responders.”

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