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Cornelius News

‘Never Forget’ dedication at Fire Station No. 1

Sept. 11. One of the most important events in American history is forever commemorated in front of Fire Station No. 1 in Cornelius. A 2-hour ceremony drew 1,000 people, including firefighters from New York as well as Cornelius, police, military, ordinary citizens and elected officials ranging from Cornelius commissioners to U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis. The new monument, called “Never Forget,” faces northeast, on a line that passes through Washington D.C. and New York City. Speakers included Steve Giordano, who was working in the Twin Towers, Fire Chief Neal Smith, Police Chief Bence Hoyle, Cornelius Mayor Chuck Travis, NC Sen. Jeff Tarte, NC Rep. John Bradford and US Sen. Thom ┬áTillis.