Like all in the brotherhood of first-responders, Creve Coeur firefighters and police will never forget the September 11th terror attacks. Ten years later, firefighters gathered first, then were joined by the police and by Creve Coeur Mayor Harold Dielmann in front of , and heard the bells toll, 10 years after the fateful day. A heavy fog obscured the giant flag hanging from two ladder trucks.
As the first-responders stood in line, moments of silence remembered the victims. The silence stretched to approximately 30 minutes in all. Cars on Olive honked support. One woman seemed to gasp, and her hand reflexively went up to her chest as she saw the scene.
Deputy Fire Chief Terry Scholl said the service was broadcast across the emergency system to firefighters and police in the mid-county area. A Creve Coeur firefighter sang The Star Spangled Banner from a dispatch center and it came across loud and clear.
About 20 family members and supporters stood with them, then applauded at the end. Hugs and handshakes were exchanged as the sun was now shinning brightly.