Local firefighters honor fallen comrades on 9/11

Local firefighters honor fallen comrades on 9/11

EUGENE, Ore. - Local firefighters and emergency personnel and their families honored the 343 fallen firefighters who lost their lives on 9/11.

A small ceremony at the 911 Call Center in Eugene paid tribute to the victims of 911.

Bagpipers played and a bell was rung to signify the last call for firefighters that were killed.
Many in attendance at the event have a personal connection to the day.

"It's especially poignant because I am the wife of a firefighter, so I feel, I feel deeply for those wives that are left behind," said Sjana Barcroft-Hundt. "We went to a lot of funerals, and it was a big decision to decide to bring a child into this world after 911."

Eugene Fire District Chief Don Vaught remembered wrapping up his shift at the fire house the day the attacks happened.

"I think that everybody's prepared to give the ultimate sacrifice, we witnessed that day, a lot of people that did, and I think that's something we always want to honor," he said.