America as a nation paused a week ago to remember the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Last night, the Lake Mohegan Fire District, the Mohegan Volunteer Ambulance Corps, the Mohegan Volunteer Fire Association and area residents gathered for the official unveiling of a at the Jefferson Valley fire station in Yorktown.
Fire Chief Brian Wolert became emotional as he described the experience of .
"I don't believe in ghosts or spirits, but something was unique," he said. "Standing in that terminal, I got goosebumps. The hair stood up in the back of my neck, and I can't explain it. It was truly a surreal experience. To say it was touching, emotional, is an understatement."
Yorktown supervisor Susan Siegel also spoke during the ceremony.
"Ten years and seven days ago, America suffered a heinous act of terrorism, an attack so terrible it shocked the world," she said. "Our lives haven't been the same since. Countless across the country last week reminded us of the horror of that day, but also of the heroism. We were reminded of our vulnerability but also of our strength of character."
Siegel concluded her remarks by encouraging all present to remember 9/11 on future anniversaries with "a day of service instead of sorrow."
Check out the video and photos for more highlights of the dedication ceremony.