Beaufort remembers September 11th with ceremony (video)
Beaufort remembered the tragedy of 9/11 at its annual ceremony this morning at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park. Speakers included Mayor Pro Tem Donnie Beer, Mayor Billy Keyserling, veterans advocate John Woodall and Ed Kormedi, a firefighter who was in New York City after the attack. Other participants included the Beaufort-Port Royal Fire Department, Military Officers Association and the Fellowship Concert Choir of Beaufort.
Buglers Ron Heckler and Lt. Alfredo Givens played taps at the moments that the planes struck the World Trade Center towers, the Pentagon and crashed to the ground in Shanksville, PA, and Ron Voegeli of the Exchange Club of Beaufort presented the award for its firefighter of the year to John Robinson with the Beaufort Fire Department, and law enforcement officer of the year award to Cpl Walker Michaud of the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office.
Here’s video of buglers Ron Heckler and Lt. Alfredo Givens playing taps during the ceremony.
For dozens of photos of this morning’s ceremony, visit our Photo Gallery here.