9/11: Ten years later
- Forest Grove News-Times - News
Scores gather to remember those who perished during attack
Under a clear sky and light warm wind, more than 100 people gathered at the base of Forest Grove's ceremonial flag Sunday to mark the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.
'Each one of us has our own memories of what happened at the Twin Towers,' said Forest Grove City Council President Tom Johnston. 'Though it happened thousands of miles away, it was in our backyard.'
Johnston, a former police officer, spoke of the sacrifices made 10 years ago, and in the years since.
'Freedoms come at a high cost, dollar-wise and in the tragic loss of human life,' he said, mentioning Navy corpsman Ryley Gallinger-Long of Cornelius, who was killed in Afghanistan last month.
Johnston encouraged people to 'remember those who gave their lives, so we may live in freedom.'