Green Country Gathers To Remember Victims Of 9/11


Monday, September 11th 2017, 4:56 pm
By: News On 6


People in Green Country are doing their part to keep the memory of 9/11 victims alive.

A piece of steel form one of the Twin Towers destroyed on 9/11 is now part of a memorial at the Washington Park in Bixby.

The images of the burning Twin Towers, Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania are scorched into American History.

September 11th remains one of the deadliest attacks on American soil, but from that, the "never forget” attitude was born.

"I found only my brothers badge, his leather melted Glock and handcuff key and part of his uniform” Robert Montgomery recalled. “But the rest was gone."

Montgomery spent Monday remembering his brother at the Washington Park Memorial event in Bixby.

He along with adults and children, who weren't alive during the attack, gathered around a piece of steel that means so much.

"It's ironic that the children of today don't know what's going on,” said Montgomery. “They need to know. They need to never forget."

While people gathered around the symbolic steel, some of Tulsa's finest gathered somewhere else, the stairs at the First Place Tower in Tulsa.

Packed down with 70 pounds of gear, they climbed 110 stories.

It's a symbolic gesture to honor the emergency workers who died climbing stairs trying to save lives.

“I remember they turned the TV on while we were in class and we watched the second plane hit,” Tulsa Fire Cadet Tyler DeShazo recalled.

Sixteen years ago, DeShazo was in the third grade but he hasn't forgotten those images.

And he hasn't forgotten the hordes of innocent men and women who died or those who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving and protecting.

"I think it's really cool that we get to honor them and kind of carry on their legacy,” said DeShazo.

Of the nearly 3,000 people killed during the attacks, seven of them were Oklahomans.