Honolulu’s first responders walk in remembrance of 9/11 victims

Hundreds joined Honolulu’s first responders Sunday evening, for a walk to remember the victims of the 9/11 terror attacks.

The Mayor’s Remembrance Walk started in front of the Honolulu Police Department headquarters on Beretania Street at 5 p.m.

They walked to the Honolulu Fire Department headquarters on Queen street for bell-ringing ceremonies.

Then they walked to Honolulu Hale for ceremonies at the Eternal Flame.

“We hold this walk to honor those who fell, those who survived and those whose lives were changed forever that day,” said Misty Kelai, executive director for the Mayor’s Office on Culture and Arts.

“And for me, as we heard from others, it’s not to forget those who gave their lives in immeasurable devotion, running to danger while so many ran away,” said Mayor Kirk Caldwell. “But the other reason is to remind all of us how horrible terror can be, and if we don’t remind ourselves it’s easy to forget and allow it to grow.”

Members of the military, flight attendants, scouts and many others attended and presented lei to honor the fallen.

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