Scott Air Force Base Commemorates 9/11 with Memorial Ceremony – Team Scott Pays Tribute

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  • By Airman 1st Class Madeline Baisey


  • 375th Air Mobility Wing Public Affairs


Team Scott gathered for a ceremony to remember the lives lost and the sacrifices made 22 years ago during the Sept. 11 terrorist attack.



Guest speakers included Chief Master Sgt. Retired Aaron Schultz, 375th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, Chief Master Sgt. Retired Tim Walsh and Col. Richard Kind, 375th Air Mobility Command deputy commander. Walsh, with the help of Airman Russell Smith, 375th CES firefighter, presented a wreath symbolizing eternity, continuity, and memory to those who lost their lives. To conclude the ceremony, a bell provided by the O’Fallon Fire Department was rung three times by Smith, a tradition done annually representing the bell strikes that occurred to count the number of first responders who died during the attack.







A Air Force member gives speech in uniform next to wreath with white flowers.






U.S. Air Force Col. Richard Kind, 375th Air Mobility Wing deputy commander, provides remarks during a 9/11 Memorial on Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, Sept. 11, 2023. On 9/11, 343 firefighters and 72 law enforcement officers lost their lives while bravely rescuing and aiding those in need during the terrorist attacks. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Madeline Baisey)


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Two Air Force members stand at attention next to wreath of white flowers.






U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Retired Tim Walsh and Airman 1st Class Russell Smith, 375th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, present a wreath during a 9/11 Memorial on Scott Air Force, Illinois, Sept. 11, 2023. The wreath memorializes and honors the 343 firefighters and 72 law enforcement officers who lost their lives while bravely rescuing and aiding those in need during the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Madeline Baisey)


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An Air Force member gives a speech at a podium in front of crowd.






U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Retired Tim Walsh, shares stories of heroism during a 9/11 Memorial on Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, Sept. 11, 2023. Every year, members at Scott pause to reflect on the 343 firefighters and 72 law enforcement officers who lost their lives while bravely rescuing and aiding those in need during the terrorist attacks. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Madeline Baisey)


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Three Air Force members carry a flag to a flag pole.






U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Stephen LaMothe, 375th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, A1C Owen Ray, 375th CES firefighter and A1C Zachary Morris, 375th Security Forces Squadron entry controller, march with a American flag on Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, Sept. 11, 2023. Every year, members at Scott pause to reflect on the 343 firefighters and 72 law enforcement officers who lost their lives while bravely rescuing and aiding those in need during the terrorist attacks. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Madeline Baisey)


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The event was attended by Airmen, service members, and family from the base in person and on livestream. The event included Airman Leadership School flight 23-G as a flight formation.



“You will be among the first to answer our nation’s call, ready to run in when others run out.” said Walsh, looking out over the crowd of service members. “We are part of a larger community, a nation and a world that looks to us for leadership and hope.”



Twenty two years after the attack,



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