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Stevensville marks 9/11 anniversary

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Posted at 7:46 PM, Sep 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-11 21:46:52-04

STEVENSVILLE — Stevensville's fire and police departments remembered those who lost their lives of the terrorist attack on September 11for the 18th year.

“We just feel that this was something that we needed to take on and continue the remembrance of the events of 9/11," Stevensville Fire Chief Jeff Motley said.

"We get together and do a silent procession down Main Street and follow that up with a memorial service, a time of remembrance," he added.

Members of the community stood silently on Main Street as a squad car, and two fire trucks quietly rode by.

The Stevensville Fire Department was joined by first responders throughout the Bitterroot Valley to commemorate the event.

“We have departments all the way from Florence, and certainly us in Stevensville, Florence, Victor, Hamilton, and Darby are all invited, as well as law enforcement agencies," Chief Motley told MTN News.

The memorial service began with an entrance by military veterans, and included several speakers discussing the events that took place 18 year-ago, as well as honor those who displayed courage in the moments the tragedy was unfolding.

Chief Motley says everyone of those heroes will never be forgotten.

“We witnessed the worst of humanity that day, but we also witnessed the best, and for us that's really what we hang our hat on is the best of humanity helping out those in a time of need."