Macon-Bibb County pays respect to heroes of 9/11
During the annual memorial service, several community leaders spoke on the value of community.
Macon-Bibb’s Fire Chief Marvin Riggins says each year he remembers how important service is to the nation and to those he serves everyday .
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The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office and Fire Department’s Honor Guard presented the colors, and gave leaders a symbolic wreath and white roses to lay near the memorial.
During the ceremony, Riggins presented Sandie Parker, wife of fallen firefighter Randy Parker, with the first pin all firefighters will now wear in honor of those who sacrifice their life to help another.
Parker remembers her husband as a giving, caring man who died in the line of duty in February 2015.
She spoke to our cameras about the families who lost their loved ones on 9/11.
“I know down deep those families they’re not alone,” Parker says, “They’re not forgotten because a firefighter family is not just your community. It is nation wide.”