CHICAGO (CBS) — Firehouses around Chicago observed a moment of silence Sunday, in honor of their fallen colleagues, who died in the line of duty on Sept. 11, 2001.
They saluted the American flag at half staff.READ MORE: Englewood Murals Encourage Community To Get COVID-19 Vaccine
Mayor Rahm Emanuel said the tragedy brought a sense of national unity. “The selfless act, where other people were running down this flight of stairs, ran up the flight of stairs to serve their fellow citizens.”READ MORE: South Shore Woman Sees Police Activity After Shooting Leaves Man Dead, Only To Find Out It Was Her Own Beloved Brother
“It’s always in the back of your mind what happened back then,” a fire official said. Yeah, it happened in New York, but it could happen here also.”MORE NEWS: Homeless Man Stabbed On Pace Bus In Vernon Hills