Moss Point remembers 9/11 victims and emergency responders - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Moss Point remembers 9/11 victims and emergency responders

More than a dozen police, firefighters, EMT personal and citizens united in Moss Point Tuesday to remember the lives lost in the 9/11 terrorist attacks. More than a dozen police, firefighters, EMT personal and citizens united in Moss Point Tuesday to remember the lives lost in the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
MOSS POINT, MS (WLOX) -

The city of Moss Point held a memorial Tuesday morning at 8:46. That's the exact time eleven years ago, the first hijacked plane hit the first World Trade Center tower in New York City.

More than a dozen police, firefighters, EMT personal and citizens united to remember the lives lost in the terrorist attacks.  

Just like so many Americans, Moss Point Fire Chief Clarence Parks remembers exactly where he was and how horrible he felt when America was attacked. 

"They hit New York, they hit the Pentagon, the news hit the media, but more than that it hit close to home," Parks said. 

"A plane had hit the World Trade Center and who was there to rush into those buildings? Men and women in uniform, sort of like the one that I am wearing," Police Chief Keith Davis said. 

"Emergency personal responded to a horrific scene, fighting crowds of people fleeing for their lives as they ran in with one mission in mind, to help a stranger. Even if it meant laying down their own life," Acadian Ambulance Operation Supervisor Frank Duke said. 

Because of the service and sacrifice of so many emergency responders, Moss Point's mayor said those who protect our country here and across the world should always be honored.  

"That is what this day is about. Not just looking back, but to remember those that are serving us each and every day," Mayor Aneice Liddell said. "We want to say 'thank you.' And there are no others words other than 'thank you' and 'may God be with you.'" 

This is the first year the Moss Point Fire Department has held a 9/11 memorial service. City leaders and the fire department want to make it an annual event. 

Copyright 2012 WLOX. All rights reserved

  • NEWSMore>>

  • Ocean Springs moves forward with push for payback from MS Rising

    Ocean Springs moves forward with push for payback from MS Rising

    Friday, June 22 2018 3:03 PM EDT2018-06-22 19:03:17 GMT
    Mississippi Rising alleged that by flying the state flag with the Confederate emblem, Ocean Springs discriminates against its citizens and violates the Fair Housing Act. (Photo source: WLOX)Mississippi Rising alleged that by flying the state flag with the Confederate emblem, Ocean Springs discriminates against its citizens and violates the Fair Housing Act. (Photo source: WLOX)

    During Friday's meeting, Ocean Spring's Board of Aldermen voted during executive session to move forward with filing a claim to ask a judge to order Mississippi Rising to pay the city's legal bills.?

    More >>

    During Friday's meeting, Ocean Spring's Board of Aldermen voted during executive session to move forward with filing a claim to ask a judge to order Mississippi Rising to pay the city's legal bills.?

    More >>
  • Pilot killed in single-engine plane crash

    Pilot killed in single-engine plane crash

    Friday, June 22 2018 1:53 PM EDT2018-06-22 17:53:15 GMT
    A Hancock County man died Friday morning when his single-engine plane crashed shortly after taking off from the Diamondhead Airport. (Photo source: Diamondhead Fire Dept.)A Hancock County man died Friday morning when his single-engine plane crashed shortly after taking off from the Diamondhead Airport. (Photo source: Diamondhead Fire Dept.)

    A Hancock County man is dead after his single-engine plane crashed shortly after taking off from Diamondhead Airport Friday morning.

    More >>

    A Hancock County man is dead after his single-engine plane crashed shortly after taking off from Diamondhead Airport Friday morning.

    More >>
  • Credit card skimmer found inside Jackson County gas station

    Credit card skimmer found inside Jackson County gas station

    Friday, June 22 2018 1:08 PM EDT2018-06-22 17:08:27 GMT
    A credit card skimmer was found inside a Jackson County gas station, prompting investigators to warn people. (Source: Jackson Co. Sheriff)A credit card skimmer was found inside a Jackson County gas station, prompting investigators to warn people. (Source: Jackson Co. Sheriff)
    A credit card skimmer was found inside a Jackson County gas station, prompting investigators to warn people. (Source: Jackson Co. Sheriff)A credit card skimmer was found inside a Jackson County gas station, prompting investigators to warn people. (Source: Jackson Co. Sheriff)

    Credit card skimmers being placed inside gas pumps have been making headlines across the country for years, including in South Mississippi. Now, Jackson County Sheriff's Office is warning people to be on the lookout after a skimmer was found inside a gas station.

    More >>

    Credit card skimmers being placed inside gas pumps have been making headlines across the country for years, including in South Mississippi. Now, Jackson County Sheriff's Office is warning people to be on the lookout after a skimmer was found inside a gas station.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly