Saber nation remembers, honors 9/11

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany --

The 52nd Fighter Wing held a memorial service here Sept. 11 to honor the 16th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington D.C., and United Airlines Flight 93 which crashed in Pennsylvania.

During the memorial ceremony, Col. Tad Clark, 52nd Fighter Wing vice commander, spoke urging Saber nation to remember those who died during the attacks.

“Today is a day to remember those that were lost and those that may have had family members and loved ones lost,” Clark said. “We remember their memories and their legacy. Those that died left a legacy for us, our nation and our allied nations to honor. Their legacy is a reminder that our greatest treasure is one another.”

Members of Saber Nation and German community leaders and a group of German fire fighters gathered to honor the 2,977 people killed during the attacks. The memorial was also to remember the sacrifice of the first responders who selflessly responded to the chaos and uncertainty that unfolded following the attacks on the WTC, the Pentagon and Pennsylvania.