~ submitted by Ruth York
On 9/11/01 a militant Islamic fundamentalist group, al-Qaeda, launched a devastating and unprovoked attack on our country. Hundreds of heroic first responders died in the aftermath as they raced to bring others to safety.
Eastland County Republicans organized a salute to our local first responders on 9/11/19, the 18th anniversary of that heroic response. The committee gave first responders all over our county a thank you certificate and a cake in remembrance.
We are all so thankful for their hard work!
Please be diligent in talking with our younger generations about this terrible attack on our country, but also about serving God through giving back to their communities. We do not want our volunteer fire departments to go away!