Houston County honors law enforcement on 9/11 anniversary
“I’m so proud of our community and how we come together,” said supporter Gloria Alday.
It brought the country down for a moment.
“We join those in mourning for the loss of their loved ones,” said Captain William Phelps with the Perry Police Department.
But it was who brought us back up that stuck out Friday morning.
“Everyday in Houston County we appreciate everything our first responders do,” said Alday.
Hundreds honored the men and women who protect in Houston County.
They did it with singing, with words and a lack of both.
“We should be proud of our first responders, all over this land and country,” said Phelps. “I think that was a great sacrifice not only for them, but for their families.”
It was especially important to Alday because of the attacks on police officers in the news lately.
“At this time now when the police officers are under attack by people–we don’t see that in our community,” said Alday. “But we need to let them know that we have their back–all over the United States. Because if it wasn’t for them, we would have chaos.”
Policeman, deputies, firefighters and everyone else who serves continue to pull the good out of chaotic situations.