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PRESS PHOTOS BY LOU WHEELANDThe 40 by 60 foot American flag flies proudly at Good Will Fire Company No.1, Trexlertown, during Upper Macungie Township’s annual 9/11 Remembrance ceremony Sept. 11. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photography PRESS PHOTOS BY LOU WHEELANDThe 40 by 60 foot American flag flies proudly at Good Will Fire Company No.1, Trexlertown, during Upper Macungie Township’s annual 9/11 Remembrance ceremony Sept. 11. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photography
PRESS PHOTO BY LOU WHEELANDPipers James Ruhf and Jim Baldree lead a procession of fire officers and dignitaries at the Upper Macungie Township 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony. See additional photos on page A2 Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photography PRESS PHOTO BY LOU WHEELANDPipers James Ruhf and Jim Baldree lead a procession of fire officers and dignitaries at the Upper Macungie Township 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony. See additional photos on page A2 Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photography
Good Will Fire Company No. 1 Fire Chief William Gillespie welcomes firefighters, police, emergency medical service personnel and visitors to the annual 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photography Good Will Fire Company No. 1 Fire Chief William Gillespie welcomes firefighters, police, emergency medical service personnel and visitors to the annual 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photography
PRESS PHOTO BY LOU WHEELANDCetronia Ambulance Corps EMS personnel, Matt Cornell, Michele Lukitsch and Chris Peischl show their respect for the National Anthem, being sung by Steve Opplinger from Good Will Fire Company No. 1. Additional photos appear on page A2. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photography PRESS PHOTO BY LOU WHEELANDCetronia Ambulance Corps EMS personnel, Matt Cornell, Michele Lukitsch and Chris Peischl show their respect for the National Anthem, being sung by Steve Opplinger from Good Will Fire Company No. 1. Additional photos appear on page A2. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photography
Good Will Fire Company No. 1 Ladies Auxiliary President Linda Gorr welcomed visitors to the Upper Macungie Township 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photography Good Will Fire Company No. 1 Ladies Auxiliary President Linda Gorr welcomed visitors to the Upper Macungie Township 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photography
PRESS PHOTOS BY LOU WHEELANDFirefighters stand at parade rest during the Upper Macungie Township’s 9/11 ceremony. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photography PRESS PHOTOS BY LOU WHEELANDFirefighters stand at parade rest during the Upper Macungie Township’s 9/11 ceremony. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photography
Fogelsville Fire Chief Jacque Creamer addressed the attendees at the Upper Macungie Township 9/11 Remembrance ceremony. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photography Fogelsville Fire Chief Jacque Creamer addressed the attendees at the Upper Macungie Township 9/11 Remembrance ceremony. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photography
State Rep. Gary Day, R-187th, discusses remembering those who were lost on 9/11 and our duty to remember all those who impact our lives. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photography State Rep. Gary Day, R-187th, discusses remembering those who were lost on 9/11 and our duty to remember all those who impact our lives. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photography

Upper Macungie remembers those lost on 9/11

Thursday, October 3, 2019 by LOU WHEELAND Special to The Press in Local News

First responder organizations serving Upper Macungie Township had their annual 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony Sept. 11 at Good Will Fire Company No. 1, Trexlertown.

The solemn ceremony has become a tradition in Upper Macungie since the attack on the World Trade Center Twin Towers on Sept. 11, 2001.

Good Will Fire Company No. 1 Fire Chief William Gillespie was master of ceremonies for the event.

Pipers James Ruhf and Jim Baldree provided bagpipe renderings of sacred music and state Rep. Gary Day, R-187th, was the keynote speaker.

His poignant message highlighted the need to remember, whether it be such a significant event as the attacks on 9/11 or one’s family and friends remembering their love for each other.

He reminded everyone of the importance of remembering the local first responders who provide residents of Upper Macungie and neighboring townships, boroughs and cities with the knowledge they are being protected by local fire, police and emergency medical service organizations.