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Kimball Police and Fire Annual September 11 Memorial Next Friday

KIMBALL, W.Va. – The Kimball Police and Fire Departments will hold a memorial service for the victims of the terror attacks on the World Trade Center next Friday at 7:00 P.M, first with a parade, and then with a brief service recognizing the terror of that day and the courage of those who went into sure death to save others. The annual event is a tradition in Kimball.

“Tommy Anderson Jr. was the Chief Of Police in 2002 and he organized the first memorial service in the state of West Virginia in front of what was then the police department. When Pat [Kimball Police Chief S. P. “Pat” McKinney] came back under Mayor Patrick, he rekindled the event and we haven’t missed a year since,” said Kimball Mayor Adam Gianato.

“We pride ourselves as being the first in West Virginia to do a ceremony and that ours is a pure tribute to those who died that day. Some places have made it a day to memorialize all first responders but we concentrate on the heroic efforts that day.” said Police Chief S. P. “Pat” McKinney. “The tragic loss of life by those who helped is so sad and we support the continued funding to the survivors of that day as they battle the many diseases caused by their response to save lives.”

The parade will line up at Kimball Elementary at 6:30 p.m. and start at 7:00 p.m., going North to the town hall where a traditional memorial service and sharing of memories of that day will be given from the fitting stage of the rear bumper of a fire truck.