This year marked 22 years since the horrific attacks on our nation on September 11, 2001. To remember the lives lost and honor first responders, the Macon-Bibb Law Enforcement Foundation held its 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony on Monday, September 11, 2023 in Public Safety Memorial Park. You can watch the full ceremony here.
“It’s important for us to remember those who lost their lives in this terrible attack on our country. We also want to recognize those in public safety who continue to serve and protect our community,” says Warren Selby with the Macon-Bibb Law Enforcement Foundation. “This ceremony allows us to take a moment each year to honor and remember.”
During the ceremony, there was a Presentation of Colors by the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office and Macon-Bibb County Fire Department Honor Guard. Roses were placed on the Memorial by representatives from the Fire Department and Sheriff’s Office as a symbol that Macon-Bibb will never forget the sacrifice made by these individuals in service to the community.
A wreath was also placed at the Memorial to remember those that lost their life on 9/11 and to honor all men and women in public safety, and bagpiper James R. Finley played “Amazing Grace.”