FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – The Better Business Bureau on Thursday hosted a luncheon at Promenade Park to salute first responders and remember the events of 9/11 on the 20th anniversary.
The first 150 first responders received a free lunch from Hall’s catering and Cookie Cottage.
Miss Pride of Indiana USA, Lydia Tremaine sang the National Anthem and a short program followed. Speakers included BBB President and CEO Marjorie Stephens, Lt. Corey Culler from the Indiana State Police, Rev. Donovan Coley with Fort Wayne Rescue Mission and Bryan Peterson, who was a firefighter paramedic during the 9/11 attack.
“The morning of September 11, 2001, remains one of the most tragic days in American history and 20 years later the events are still forever etched in the minds of anyone old enough to experience it, especially the first responders who answered the call of duty in the aftermath,” Marjorie Stephens said. “Join BBB as we salute all first responders on the anniversary of 9/11.”
All proceeds from the event will benefit a charity serving first responders.