2017-09-13 / Community View

Hadley, Elba fire departments honor 9-11 fallen firefighters


A Hadley Township Fire Dept. truck led the procession of walkers from the Hadley to Elba fire halls. A Hadley Township Fire Dept. truck led the procession of walkers from the Hadley to Elba fire halls. HADLEY TWP. — Members of the Hadley and Elba Township fire departments, and their families, on Sunday held a commemorative walk to remember the 343 firefighters killed in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorists attacks on New York City from the Hadley Township Fire Dept. hall to the Elba Township fire hall — a four-mile trek.

Sunday’s walk was the fifth year for the local fire departments to hold the remembrance event. The firefighters wore their turn-out gear for the walk.

Hadley Chief Kurt Nass offered a brief prayer prior to the walk on Hadley Road.

— Jeff Hogan



Hadley and Elba Township firefighters, friends and family walked Sunday evening from the Hadley fire hall to Elba’s station No. 1 on Hadley Road to honor the memory of the 343 firefighters who died while responding to the Sept. 1, 2001 terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center in New York City. Hadley and Elba Township firefighters, friends and family walked Sunday evening from the Hadley fire hall to Elba’s station No. 1 on Hadley Road to honor the memory of the 343 firefighters who died while responding to the Sept. 1, 2001 terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center in New York City.

Hadley Township Fire Dept. Chief Kurt Nass offered a prayer before the commemorative walk was held Sunday afternoon. 
Photos by Jeff Hogan Hadley Township Fire Dept. Chief Kurt Nass offered a prayer before the commemorative walk was held Sunday afternoon. Photos by Jeff Hogan

Elba Township and Hadley Township firefighters participated in a commemorative event Sunday evening to honor the 343 firefighters killed in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City. Elba Township and Hadley Township firefighters participated in a commemorative event Sunday evening to honor the 343 firefighters killed in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City.

Firefighters and their families walked to remember those who were killed on Sept. 11, 2001 in New York City. Firefighters and their families walked to remember those who were killed on Sept. 11, 2001 in New York City.

Hadley Township Fire Dept. firefighter Ben Rhode carried an American flag Sunday evening during a four-mile walk from his department’s fire hall on Hadley Road to Elba Township’s station No. 1, also on Hadley Road. Hadley Township Fire Dept. firefighter Ben Rhode carried an American flag Sunday evening during a four-mile walk from his department’s fire hall on Hadley Road to Elba Township’s station No. 1, also on Hadley Road.

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