VIENNA, Ohio (WKBN) — The Vienna Fire Department held a memorial Saturday morning in honor of the firefighters lost during 9/11.
The bell ceremony is a 200-year-old tradition to pay respects to firefighters who lost their lives on duty.
The bell once was used to signal an alarm when firefighters were called into action – and when the call was completed. After making a great sacrifice where a firefighter dies in the line of duty – it is the bell that announces their passing.
To honor the lives of those who gave it all on 9/11 – the Vienna Fire Department rang the bell for their fallen comrades.
They invited the public to the ceremony.
Outside the fire department lies a memorial for the 343 New York City Fire Department firefighters who lost their lives 20 years ago.