LAS VEGAS (KSNV MyNews3) -- Southern Nevadans are also remembering that day 12 years ago, and paying tribute to the first responders who risked their lives to save others.
At a ceremony this morning, Mayor Carolyn Goodman and local leaders joined our police and fire departments to recognize the bravery of those first Responders on September 11th, 2001.
“Those who perpetrated those attacks wanted to leave a legacy of fear with the American people,” Goodman said. “But we are resilient.”
News 3 met with Lt. Paul Geidel, who retired from the New York City Fire Department. Geidel lost his son Gary on 9/11, who was also a New York City firefighter, and was four days away from retiring from the department.
“He was one of eleven in rescue company one,” Geidel said. “It's heartbreaking. Each year it comes around the tears run down your cheeks. Nine months i Spent down there at the Trade Center trying to find Gary, and we never found him.”
Also at the ceremony was Lieutenant Bill High of the New York City Fire Department, who emphasized the importance of remembering the 9/11 tragedy.
“You got to remember what happened,” high said. “If we don't bring it back to the attention of those who don't know, particularly the young people, they don't understand what it is to be involved to provide that type of service to your city and your country.”