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Chief Neal, Metro Fire Dept. lead annual 9/11 Memory Walk

Posted on Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 12:14 pm

Led by the Metro Sheriff’s Dept., Metro Fire Department and local EMS, Moore County residents par-ticipated in the 15th annual 9/11 Memory Walk on Sunday, Sept. 11. More than 100 residents turned out for the annual event. (Photo by Jeff Reed, www.jeffreedphotography.com)

Led by the Metro Sheriff’s Dept., Metro Fire Department and local EMS, Moore County residents par-ticipated in the 15th annual 9/11 Memory Walk on Sunday, Sept. 11. More than 100 residents turned out for the annual event. (Photo by Jeff Reed, www.jeffreedphotography.com)

LYNCHBURG, Tenn. — The Moore County Volunteer Fire Department hosted its 15th annual 9/11 Memory Walk on Sunday, Sept. 11.

Members of the community, family and friends gathered at the roadside park on state Route 55 north of Lynchburg at 2 p.m. on Sunday.

Metro Fire Chief Mark Neal addresses the crowd at the Metro Fire Hall following Sunday’s 9/11 Memory Walk. (Photo by Jeff Reed, www.jeffreedphotography.com)

Metro Fire Chief Mark Neal addresses the crowd at the Metro Fire Hall following Sunday’s 9/11 Memory Walk. (Photo by Jeff Reed, www.jeffreedphotography.com)

With an escort from the Metropolitan Lynchburg/Moore County Sheriff’s Department, participants walked from the park down Majors Boulevard to the Metro Fire Hall, where Metro Fire Chief Mark Neal led a service in remembrance of the victims of the attacks on September 11, 2001.

“As the day comes to an end, I want to take a minute to thank all that came out today for our memorial walk. Thank you Sheriff’s Dept., Metro EMS and our (Boys) Scouts. We appreciate all of the support and the many thank you’s along the way,” said Chief Neal via his Facebook page.

“I also want to thank my Asst. Chief Don Primus and his wife Nancy for all the prep work and those that came out to clean and get things ready. All I ask is Always Remember,” Neal continued.

The annual walk drew better than 100 participants.

Earlier in the week, Tim Bumbalough, a field representative for WoodmenLife (formerly Woodmen of the World), presented both the Metro Fire Department and the Moore County Public Library an American Flag in honor and remembrance of Sept. 11, 2001.

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