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Governor Early Ray Tomblin with WVSFA Representatives; 1st VP John Holstein, Glenn Whittington and Thomas Miller.

September 11, 2014, 08:47am.

Members of the West Virginia State Firemen’s Association (pictured left) along with members of the Military, Law Enforcement, Emergency Medical Service and other emergency services providers were in attendance at the WV State Capitol Complex to witness the laying of a wreath by Governor Earl Ray Tomblin at the Fallen Fighter Memorial.

Governor Earl Ray Tomblin, Laying a Wreath at the Fallen Firefighter Memorial September 11, 2014. Photo courtesy of the Governor's Office

Governor Earl Ray Tomblin, Laying a Wreath at the Fallen Firefighter Memorial September 11, 2014. Photo courtesy of the Governor’s Office

After laying the wreath, the procession, led by Gov. Tomblin, proceeded to the Capitol Bell for the ceremonial “13 strikes”, representing the years passed since the tragic events of September 11, 2001. The Governor was assisted by representatives of WV emergency services in the ringing of the Bell.

Bell Ceremony - West Virginia State Capitol - Photo courtesy of the Governor's Office

Bell Ceremony – West Virginia State Capitol – Photo courtesy of the Governor’s Office

A solemn occasion where no words were uttered, Governor Tomlin marked the 13th Anniversary of that fateful day where 343 Firefighters from FDNY along with members of law enforcement, EMS and other emergency service workers lost their lives while trying to help those at Ground Zero. 2,977 victims lost their lives on that day.

We Will Not Forget.

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