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The Clay County Advocate - Press-Flora, IL
  • Ten years later: Cisne memorial service honors area fire fighters

  • Ten years after 9/11, and Americans still feel the pain of that shocking day. A group that has been especially touched by those events ten years ago has been fire fighters, police and other first responders, those who saw so many of their number perish at the Twin Towers.In honor of this group, the Cisne Ea...
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  • Ten years after 9/11, and Americans still feel the pain of that shocking day. A group that has been especially touched by those events ten years ago has been fire fighters, police and other first responders, those who saw so many of their number perish at the Twin Towers.
    In honor of this group, the Cisne Eastern Star and Cisne Masons hosted an anniversary event in Cisne’s Square on Sunday, September 11, 2011.
    Present (and being honored) were members of local fire departments, including the Clay City Fire Department, the Cisne Fire Department, the Orchardville Fire Department and the North Wayne Ambulance Service.
    A meal was served, paid for by customer donations of porkburgers, brats, hot dogs, baked beans and slaw, with the above departments equally splitting all proceeds.
    Other activities included penny pitch and soda ring toss games.
    Hosselton Funeral Home had their own 9/11 memorial set up, a wall of remembrance.
    Air Evac Life Team had a helicopter land for the event, but their personnel couldn’t stay due to a call coming in.
    At 12:30, the event’s entertainment started. Emcee-ing was Bill Atwood of North Wayne Insurance of Cisne and Flora. Featured were musicians Bryce Henry, Rebeccah and Tammy Mugrage, All in the Family, North Wayne Band, Piper Major Steve Pace, and school bands from Clay City and Cisne.
    Ending the ceremony was an observance led by State Representative David Reis. This was followed by presentations to the fire departments.

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