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Bozeman Community Remembers 9/11 Terrorist Attacks

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Thousands of people across the country gathered on Wednesday to remember those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks, 12 years ago.

Rich Michau was working on a rescue squad in New Jersey when the planes crashed in the World Trade Center Towers on September 11 2001.
 
"We watched the second plane hit the second tower," said Michau. "The ash kept falling. There was like 6 inches of ash on the ground. It was just total chaos."

Michau helped bring supplies over to Manhattan like respirators and boots. He said it was chaos, no one knew what to do.

"There was no communication, anywhere. We had no radios, no phones, there was nothing," said Michau.

He went back and forth from New Jersey to Manhattan delivering supplies.

"We did a search for a couple of the floors in the Amex building to see if it was stable enough because we had a station in the Amex building that distributed the tools to work in the pit," said Michau.

On Wednesday, Michau was one of many who gathered in Bozeman to remember those who lost their lives in the 9-11 terrorist attacks and to also honor all first responders.

Organizer of the event and Commander of the American Legion, Len Albright said we need to make sure we never forget what happened on that tragic day.

"We need to keep remembering," said Albright. "We need to keep passing along to future generations that we'll never forget being attacked on American soil."

Bozeman firefighter, Josh Charles said it's great to see the Bozeman community showing their support to all the first responders.

"Big city New York or small town Bozeman, it's fun to see how the community comes out and continues to support all first responders," said Charles. "They recognize law enforcement as they go down the street and thank us for our services daily."

Charles said it's a tough job, but it's all about helping people.

"It's hard because those firefighters went to work that morning having just another day at work. They didn't never knew what they were going to have at the end of the day," said Charles.

"The whole situation was pretty tough," said Michau.

Gallatin County Sheriff's Department, Bozeman Police and Fire and Montana Highway Patrol all attended the ceremony in Bozeman on Wednesday.

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