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CV Fire Department Commemorates 9-11

12 September 2013   Geri Kinsley
Cora Zazueta All photos by Geri Kinsley
A solemn recognition of the sacrifices made on 9/11.

In Chino Valley, as the flag was lowered to half-staff to commemorate 9/11, the Chino Valley Fire Honor Guard stood solemnly, respectfully. Eagle Scout Butch McCarty, 16, played his bugle. Chino Valley Fireman Doug Copenhover plays his bagpipe.

All while young Cora Zazueta watches and learns about honor, respect and patriotism.

Governor Jan Brewer ordered the flags to be lowered to half-staff in order to honor the victims of 9/11, in a proclamation issued on September 10. In that Proclamation, she states,

"Tomorrow, Americans will commemorate the twelfth anniversary of one the darkest days in our nation's history. On September 11, 2001, the lives of more than 3,000 innocent men and women were stolen in an act of terrorism that always will be difficult to comprehend.

"The unthinkable attacks of that morning shook our nation. Then, in true American form, we stood together in solidarity and support, in prayer and patriotism. That day, the strength of our citizens overrode the evil of our enemies. Our response sent a clear message to our attackers and anyone who might seek to destroy our spirit: You have not won. You will not win.

"In tribute to the victims of 9/11, including the approximately 400 heroic first responders who gave their own lives to save others, let us again stand united in prayer and patriotism. Including their families, let us pray for the men and women who perished at the World Trade Center and Pentagon, and for the passengers of United 93, who dealt the first blow in the War on Terror.

"Let us also pray for the members of our U.S. military – past and present – who have served and sacrificed in our nation's defense, because we know freedom is not free. Moreover, let us remember the four Americans murdered last September 11 in another barbaric terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi. May our prayers bring solace and strength to their families on this poignant occasion.

"In accordance with Executive Order 2010-18, I have ordered that flags be flown at half-staff over the State Capitol and all state public buildings and institutions from sunrise until sunset on September 11, 2013. I encourage individuals, businesses and other organizations to join in this tribute."

 

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The Chino Valley Fire District Honor Guard Bryon Dalton, 
Michael Nelson, Rob Zazueta, Jeff Stewart, Shawn Dobson 
start their walk to lower the flag to half mass to honor our

 

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The Chino Valley Honor Guard lowers the flag to half-staff
 at Chino Valley Fire District Station #61 on Tuesday 
September 11, 2013.

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Butch McCarty, 16,  Eagle Scout from Troup Lone  
Scouts, Prescott Valley blows his bugle during the 9-11 
ceremony Wednesday September 11, 2013 at the 
Chino Valley Fire District Station #61.

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Chino Valley Fireman Doug Copenhover stands behind 
the memorial for the Granite Mountain Wild Life Firemen
and plays his bagpipe that he has been playing for about
a year during the ceremony to honor our fallen Wednesday
September 11, 2013.

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Bryan Dalton, Michael Nelson, Rob Zazueta, Jeff Stewart, 
and Shawn Dobson finish up their dedication to the 
to 9-11-01 fallen firemen.

 

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Cora Zazueta waits in the light rain for the Chino Valley Fire 
Honor Guard to lower the flag to half mass to honor our
fallen from 9-11-01.