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American Legion honors the victims of September 11

George K. Gannam American Legion Post 184 holds a 9/11 remembrance ceremony. George K. Gannam American Legion Post 184 holds a 9/11 remembrance ceremony.
SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

The American Legion in Thunderbolt on Tuesday honored the memories of those who lost their lives 11 years ago as well as current service members. The ceremony took place Tuesday morning at the George K. Gannam American Legion Post 184 off of Rowland Avenue.

Post Commander Bill Quinin talked about the meaning of Patriot Day and the importance of service. The flag was lowered to half mass and members of law enforcement laid a wreath by the flag while a bugler played "Taps."

The American Legion recognized the Thunderbolt police officer and Firefighter of the Year. They also took a moment to remember fallen Thunderbolt Firefighter William Wesley Franklin who was shot when a gunman was robbing two patrons outside a bar.

Doug Andrews, the former commander, says that events such as this help people remember to do their part at home.

"It's our chance to put our tears and our fears to action, it really does. It means that there is one percent of our nation volunteering to defend our nation, but we on the homefront still have a duty to keep us strong and keep our faith alive," Andrews said.

Quinin emphasized that they will hold this event every year as long as he is in charge. 

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