Green Country remembers 9/11

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Updated: 9/11/2013 12:56 pm Published: 9/11/2013 12:50 pm

At 10 a.m. on Wednesday morning, fire trucks at station 4 and across the city had a moment of silence and sounded off their sirens to remember their fallen firefighters.

A man also left this station on foot, headed to Dallas, he's walking 343 miles: a mile for each firefighter killed.

FOX23 caught up with Lance Robinson just a few miles into his walk. He's a former Marine and plans to walk the whole way wearing Tulsa firefighter gear.

Robinson is also carrying hundreds of flags, a few in his pocket at a time, each with a name of a firefighter who died.

He plans to stop and put one in the ground each mile he walks.

Cub scouts at Grissom Elementary School paused to remember those who lost their lives before the start of their school day.

They raised a flag in honor of those who were killed, with local first responders watching.

Many said they were very touched by the ceremony. It was filled with music and a moment of silence.

FOX23 talked to Deputy Latif Whitsett at the flag ceremony. He said 9/11 inspired him to get into public service.

Whitset was living in New Jersey at the time and saw the smoke.

"One of the biggest things that played into was 9/11 and seeing the response of 911. First on scene and taking care of people," he said.

And at fire stations across Tulsa they observed a moment of silence.

"All stations please pause and have a moment to remember the 343 New York firefighters who were killed on 9/11," said the announcer.

The request brought every station to a standstill to remember those fallen firefighters.

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Mayor Maynot - 9/11/2013 1:17 PM
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Salute to all the thousands across the nation every day who step into the line of duty protecting aiding rescuing goes on and on. Special thanks and recognition to a heros list in a recent middleschool disaster.
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