BELFAST — Out in Belfast, a number of vet groups joined forces to commemorate those who lost their lives in New York City, Virginia, and Pennsylvania on September 11, 20 years ago.
Men and women met at 8 am Saturday morning on Veterans Memorial Bridge in Belfast — many of which are a part of the groups like Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion Post #43, and Lions International.
One veteran Carmine A. Pecorelli said it doesn’t matter what war you served in – this day is one to honor, remember and join others to remember the fallen.
“Today is a day that not only does it mark 20 years I mean we mark a moment that 5th generations of people were never around when this happened. Today we shed our political affiliations, we are not Democrats, we are not Republicans we are Americans today. We are here to remember our fallen and remember a terrible time in our history,” said Anthony Kimball, a member of the American Legion Post #43.
The vets walked over 300 yards on the bridge, and on what some would say a very beautiful day in Maine.