Local Leaders Honor Lives Lost in 9/11

Montgomery County and state leaders took to Twitter Friday to mourn the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks against the United States.

Friday marks 19 years since the tragedy. Gov. Larry Hogan and Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford visited the Maryland Fire-Rescue Services Memorial in Annapolis to honor those who were killed.

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich remembered the bravery of first responders on 9/11.

The Montgomery County Council commemorated victims of 9/11, including 11 county residents. Councilmembers offered their own words of remembrance.

Local politicians:

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) Chief Spokesperson Pete Piringer tweeted photos of a 9/11 memorial off of Connecticut Avenue in Kensington. The Kensington Volunteer Fire Department (KVFD) was one of the fire departments to respond to the terrorist attacks on the Pentagon.

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Maryam Shahzad

About Maryam Shahzad

Maryam is a reporter with Montgomery Community Media. She graduated from the University of Maryland in December with a bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism. Previously, she was an intern with MCM. Maryam loves visual media and always says the movie is better than the book. She can be reached at mshahzad@mymcmedia.org or on Twitter @maryam_mcm.

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