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Volunteers in Butte remember 9/11 through community service

Posted: 9:55 PM, Sep 11, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-11 23:55:31-04

BUTTE - Butte spent part of the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks remembering the sacrifices of first responders.

“I’ve had the privilege of working with heroic first responders for over 30 years. Thank you all for your service to our country,” Butte Sheriff Ed Lester said during the memorial service at Stodden Park.

Others also used the anniversary of this tragedy to do good in the community by volunteering their time, like the members of the Butte-Silver Bow Burros Club who picked up trash at Stodden Park.

“You know, our meeting fell on the anniversary of Sept. 11 and we thought it would be appropriate to get out and do something of service and reflect a little bit on the events that happened 18 years ago,” said Burros Club member Leo Prigge.

Local first responders held a parade through town to commemorate the tragedy, while citizens used volunteerism to show unity.

“It shows community spirit, it shows people’s desire to keep things nice and work together,” said Parks and Recreation Director JP Gallagher.

And while people are doing this community service, they do it with memory of those who lost their lives on that terrible day.

“More than anything it’s just good to get out and reflect a little bit on how good we have it here in Butte and for all those folks that are still dealing with all the pain of a tragedy from 18 years ago,” said Prigge.