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NEVER FORGET: Annual tolling of the bells ay Fire Station 5 in honor of 9/11

Video Credit: KTNV Channel 13 Las Vegas - Duration: 02:07s - Published
NEVER FORGET: Annual tolling of the bells ay Fire Station 5 in honor of 9/11

NEVER FORGET: Annual tolling of the bells ay Fire Station 5 in honor of 9/11

Every year, Las Vegas Fire and Rescue honors the fallen with a tolling of the bells right besides a piece of the towers.

This year it will be a little different because of the coronavirus.

TOLLING OF THE BELLS - RIGHTBESIDE A PIECE OF THE FALLENTOWERS.THIS YEAR - WILL BE A LITTLEDIFFERENT BECAUSE OF THECORONAVIRUS.13 ACTION NEWS REPORTER SEANDELANCEY IS LIVE AT FIRESTATION FIVE - - WITH THECHANGES COMING LATER THISMORNING.SEAN?KALYNA - THE TOLLING OF THEBELLS WILL GO ON THIS MORNINGAS PLANNED - - BUT THE PUBLICWILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO SEE ITIN PERSON.FIRE FIGHTERS HERE SAY THEYCOULDN'T CANCEL THE CEREMONYBECAUSE IT'S MUCH TO IMPORTANTTHAT WE NEVER FORGET.FIRE FIGHTERS ARE OFTEN INSITUATIONS WHERE THEY COULDCONTRACT THE VIRUS--SO THIS YEAR FIRE FIGHTERS WILLBE SOCIALLY DISTANCED ANDWEARING MASKS DURING THECEREMONY.FIRE FIGHTERS WILL RING THEBELL AT THE SAME TIME THE SOUTHTOWER FELL - AND RAISE ASPECIAL FLAG THAT ONCE FLEW ATTHE TWIN TOWERS TO HALF STAFF -- OVER A TWISTED PIECE OF THEWRECKAGE.THEY'VE FLOWN THE FLAG EVERYYEAR AT NEW YORK CITY'S REQUEST- - AFTER GETTING IT IN 2004.THE ATTACK-- INCLUDING CLARKCOUNTY FIRE CHIEF JOHNSTEINBECK.JOHN STEINBECK/CLARK COUNTYFIRE CHIEF "YOU REALLY SAW THEBEST IN PEOPLE AT THAT TIME INTHE CITY.THAT WAS MY FIRST TIME IN NEWYORK, AND I LOVE THE PEOPLE OFNEW YORK.IT WAS A TERRIBLE EXPERIENCE ASFAR AS WORKING ON THE PILE ANDWHAT HAD OCCURRED, BUT I WILLNEVER FORGET THE SPIRIT OF THECITY."STEINBECK JOINED A SPECIAL TEAMOF 62 LAS VEGAS FIRE FIGHTERSIN 2001 - HEADING TO NEW YORKCITY TO HELP.THEY WORKED 12 HOUR SHIFTS -NIGHT AND DAY - - FOR TEN DAYSTRYING TO CLEAN UP THE MESSLEFT BEHIND AND RECOVER AS MANYVICTIMS AS POSSIBLE.THE RINGING OF THE BELLS WILLHAPPEN HERE - -JUST BEFORESEVEN THIS MORNING - FOLLOWEDBY A RETIRED NEW YORK CITY FIREFIGHTER WHO NOW LIVES HERE -SINGING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM.YOU'LL HEAR FROM HIM IN A HALFHOUR -- BUT FOR NOW - SEANDELANCEY - - 13 ACTION NEWS.THIS YEAR-- THE ANNUAL9-/11 REMEMBERANCECEREMONIES WILL LOOK DIFFERENT




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Every year Las Vegas fire and rescue honors the fallen with a tolling of the bells, right beside a piece of the fallen towers. This year will be a little different because of the coronavirus.

Credit: KTNV Channel 13 Las Vegas     Duration: 05:48Published