Celisse Jones

Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018

Arizonans honor 9/11 victims

TEMPE – Across the state, Arizonans honored the lives of those lost in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. At Tempe Beach Park, 3,000 flags were staked and waved red, white and blue – one for each person who died – as part of the 15th Annual Healing Field. At Harley-Davidson of Scottsdale, bikers paid tribute to emergency, policy and firefighters who lost their lives that fateful day. Retired New Jersey deputy fire chief and 9/11 first responder Robert ‘Butch’ Cobb shared “Never Forget Means Never Forget,” a 9/11 documentary he produced. Afterwards, Cobb played the bagpipes as the motorcyclists rode towards Yarnell and Prescott on the fifth annual 9/11 memorial ride.

[2up_image_slim source1=”https://cronkitenews.azpbs.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/HealingField3-CJ-800.jpg” caption1=”7-year-old Ethan Apache and his mother Monica place flags at the base of memorial flags at Tempe Healing Field. This year is the first that the family has visited the memorial, and Ethan wanted to place his flags at memorials of children who lost their lives in the 9/11 attacks. (Photo by Celisse Jones/Cronkite News)” source2=”https://cronkitenews.azpbs.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/HealingField2-CJ-800.jpg” caption2=”Tony Garcia reads the name tag on a flag at Tempe Healing Field on Tuesday. The field at Tempe Beach Park, has a flag representing each person who lost their life during the 9/11 terrorist attacks 17 years ago. Garcia said this is his first time visiting the memorial. “Reading some of the stories– it impacts you,” Garcia said. “It brings you closer to the moment.” (Photo by Celisse Jones/Cronkite News)”] [threeupcombobig-slim source=”https://cronkitenews.azpbs.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/HealingField4-CJ-2000.jpg” caption=”Boots are placed under flags at Tempe Healing Field, indicating that the victim was a veteran. (Photo by Celisse Jones/Cronkite News)”] [2up_image_slim source1=”https://cronkitenews.azpbs.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/HDScottsdale1-CJ-800.jpg” caption1=”Robert ‘Butch’ Cobb, plays a bagpipe at the Harley-Davidson of Scottsdale’s fifth annual 9/11 memorial ride as tribute. Cobb is the retired deputy chief of the Jersey City Fire Department and was a 9/11 first responder. (Photo by Celisse Jones/Cronkite News)” source2=”https://cronkitenews.azpbs.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/HDScottsdale2-CJ-800.jpg” caption2=”Motorcyclists depart from Harley-Davidson of Scottsdale during the 5th annual 9/11 Memorial Ride. The riders headed north towards Yarnell and into Prescott. (Photo by Celisse Jones/Cronkite News)”]