The City of Bolivar hosted a first responder's breakfast, memorial processional, and remembrance ceremony on Wednesday, September 11, 2019, in honor of those fallen during the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The remembrance is coordinated each year by the Bolivar Fire Department. This year's memorial ceremony featured guest speaker, Captain Derick Tisdale of the Jackson Police Department. Other participants included Pastor Melvin Rivers, the Bolivar Police Department honor guard, and the Bolivar Central High School band.
"It is important for this generation to remember and for those generations to come to honor the sacrifice of all those who perished on that fateful day, not just the firefighters, but also the other first responder personnel, military personnel, and the civilians. We will never truly know the depth of the sacrifice of those family members left behind, but we will always remember the way we felt while watching the events unfold in real time on televisions throughout the world. Words simply are not adequate to describe the heartache that we felt during those 102 minutes," said Chief Lynn Price of the Bolivar Fire Department.
A full photo album of the event is posted to the fire and police departments' Facebook pages.