A large American flag flapped in the breeze as it hung some 50 feet in the air above the El Dorado Hills Town Center courtyard, a presentation set up by El Dorado Hills Fire Department staff to honor 9/11 victims on the attack’s 12th anniversary.
Every year since the terrorist attacks in New York City and Washington, D.C., as well as the Pennsylvania plane crash, that killed 2,977 people the department has done something to commemorate the event and honor its heroes; 343 of the victims were firefighter/paramedics and 60 were law enforcement officers.
Last Wednesday’s event, paired with an El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce mixer hosted by Tony Mansour and Kevin Nagle, also included a performance by the El Dorado Hills Firefighter Pipe and Drum band and live music.
El Dorado Hills firefighter Sean Ward holds the American flag as Capt. Russ Hasemeier, center, and engineer Mike LeBlanc ready the pole on an old El Dorado Hills fire truck. The crew hung the flag 50 feet in the air over El Dorado Hills Town Center to commemorate the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and honor those who lost their lives. Village Life photo by Noel Stack
Village Life photo by Noel Stack
EDH firefighter Sean Ward keeps the flag from touching the groud as it’s raised on the ladder. Village Life photo by Noel Stack
EDH firefighter Sean Ward watches the American flag wave in the wind as it’s raised into the air. Village Life photo by Noel Stack
The EDH fire truck ladder extends out with the American flag shining in the sun. Village Life photo by Noel Stack
Drivers travel under the American flag hanging 50 feet above the road through El Dorado Hills Town Center. Village Life photo by Noel Stack