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PRESS PHOTOS BY LOU WHEELANDGood Will Fire Chief Steve Oplinger sang the national anthem at the opening of the ceremony. Copyright - Lou Wheeland PRESS PHOTOS BY LOU WHEELANDGood Will Fire Chief Steve Oplinger sang the national anthem at the opening of the ceremony. Copyright - Lou Wheeland
Upper Macungie Station 56 Fire Chief Leroy Gross and Macungie Ambulance Corps COO Christopher Greb present a wreath at the ceremony. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Upper Macungie Station 56 Fire Chief Leroy Gross and Macungie Ambulance Corps COO Christopher Greb present a wreath at the ceremony. Copyright - Lou Wheeland
Good Will Fire Marshal Dennis McArdle was the master of ceremonies for the memorial service. Deputy Fire Chief Gary Mattox prepares to ring the ceremonial fire bell. The bell was rung five times, in a series of four, to honor first responders who have answered their last call. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Good Will Fire Marshal Dennis McArdle was the master of ceremonies for the memorial service. Deputy Fire Chief Gary Mattox prepares to ring the ceremonial fire bell. The bell was rung five times, in a series of four, to honor first responders who have answered their last call. Copyright - Lou Wheeland
Upper Macungie Police Chief Edgardo Colón addresses those attending the Sept. 11 remembrance ceremony at Good Will Fire Company No. 1, Trexlertown.See additional photos on Page A15 Copyright - Lou Wheeland Upper Macungie Police Chief Edgardo Colón addresses those attending the Sept. 11 remembrance ceremony at Good Will Fire Company No. 1, Trexlertown.See additional photos on Page A15 Copyright - Lou Wheeland
State Rep. Gary Day, R-187th, shared his admiration for first responders during the Sept. 11 remembrance ceremony. Copyright - Lou Wheeland State Rep. Gary Day, R-187th, shared his admiration for first responders during the Sept. 11 remembrance ceremony. Copyright - Lou Wheeland
Pastor Al Bastin of St. Paul’s UCC, Trexlertown, gave the benediction at the Sept. 11 ceremony. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Pastor Al Bastin of St. Paul’s UCC, Trexlertown, gave the benediction at the Sept. 11 ceremony. Copyright - Lou Wheeland
South Whitehall Township Police Officer David Jones played “Amazing Grace” at the ceremony.PRESS PHOTOS BY LOU WHEELAND Copyright - Lou Wheeland South Whitehall Township Police Officer David Jones played “Amazing Grace” at the ceremony.PRESS PHOTOS BY LOU WHEELAND Copyright - Lou Wheeland
Upper Macungie Police Officer Drew Devery, Detective Darren Simmers, Police Chief Edgardo Colón, Officer Philip Shedaker and State Trooper Lauryn Ference attended the Upper Macungie Fire Department remembrance ceremony at Good Will Fire Company No. 1, Trexlertown. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Upper Macungie Police Officer Drew Devery, Detective Darren Simmers, Police Chief Edgardo Colón, Officer Philip Shedaker and State Trooper Lauryn Ference attended the Upper Macungie Fire Department remembrance ceremony at Good Will Fire Company No. 1, Trexlertown. Copyright - Lou Wheeland
Members of all three Upper Macungie Township fire departments: Good Will Fire Company No. 1, Trexlertown; Fogelsville Fire Department, and Upper Macungie Station 56 took part in a 9/11 remembrance ceremony at the Trexlertown station. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Members of all three Upper Macungie Township fire departments: Good Will Fire Company No. 1, Trexlertown; Fogelsville Fire Department, and Upper Macungie Station 56 took part in a 9/11 remembrance ceremony at the Trexlertown station. Copyright - Lou Wheeland

Upper Macungie remembers the innocent lives lost on 9/11

Thursday, October 4, 2018 by LOU WHEELAND Special to The Press in Local News

Upper Macungie Township firefighters, police, dignitaries, community members, and Macungie Ambulance Corps personnel attended a service Sept. 11 commemorating 9/11.

The event was held at Good Will Fire Company No. 1, Trexlertown.

On hand were members of all three township fire departments: Good Will, Fogelsville and Upper Macungie Station 56.

State Rep. Gary Day, R-187th, was also there to thank the emergency responders for their duty.

Cetronia Ambulance Corps personnel, who were busy answering emergency calls, were finally able to attend the ceremony before the evening ended.