City of Logansport honors victims and first-responders during annual 9/11 Ceremony

The city held its annual 9/11 Ceremony outside the city building on Friday. This year's event also kept local first responders in mind.

Posted: Sep 11, 2020 6:30 PM

LOGANSPORT, Ind. (WLFI) -- Logansport joins the nation in honoring the thousands of lives lost on September 11, 2001. The city held its annual 9/11 Ceremony outside the city building on Friday. This year's event also kept local first responders in mind.

"To be able to come out and remember not just the tragedy but what came from it and how everybody came together, no matter what you're beliefs were you came together as the United States," said Fire Chief Rick Bair, Logansport Fire Department.

The 9/11 ceremony isn't new to the Logansport community but for city leaders and local emergency workers, every year brings a newfound appreciation for first responders who lay their lives on the line.

"It's single-handedly the day that the most firefighters, police officers lost their lives in a totality of all the other victims so today we remember and carry on their names and always remember them," said Police Chief Travis Yike, Logansport Police Department.

This year, organizers wanted to focus not only on honoring the victims and the first responders who fought to save lives in New York City but also honoring emergency workers right within the community.

"We all face the same things, time away from our families, the job, the things we see so whether you're in Logansport, or New York or Chicago, we're all a brotherhood and a sisterhood," said Bair.

Every year this ceremony includes hanging the American flag at half staff. This year, Mayor Chris Martin said they wanted to include a new tradition, by also hanging one flag with a blue stripe to honor fallen officers and another flag with a red stripe to honor fallen firefighters.

"Without public safety, our local communities don't run we don't operate so we definitely need to show a little more appreciation and respect for the men and women locally, not just throughout the country or overseas but those men and women who are serving our city and our towns and our communities," said Martin.

Mayor Martin said the city plans to keep the flags hung at half staff all weekend.

West Lafayette
Clear
44° wxIcon
Hi: 74° Lo: 45°
Feels Like: °
Kokomo
Clear
40° wxIcon
Hi: 71° Lo: 42°
Feels Like: 37°
Rensselaer
Clear
37° wxIcon
Hi: 71° Lo: 41°
Feels Like: 37°
Fowler
Clear
37° wxIcon
Hi: 71° Lo: 43°
Feels Like: 37°
Williamsport
Clear
41° wxIcon
Hi: 73° Lo: 44°
Feels Like: 37°
Crawfordsville
Clear
38° wxIcon
Hi: 74° Lo: 45°
Feels Like: 38°
Frankfort
Clear
44° wxIcon
Hi: 71° Lo: 44°
Feels Like: °
Delphi
Clear
44° wxIcon
Hi: 72° Lo: 43°
Feels Like: 44°
Monticello
Clear
44° wxIcon
Hi: 72° Lo: 43°
Feels Like: 44°
Logansport
Clear
43° wxIcon
Hi: 71° Lo: 41°
Feels Like: 43°
Remaining Dry and Trending Warmer for the Upcoming Work Week.
WLFI Radar
WLFI Temps
WLFI Planner

Indiana Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 110759

Reported Deaths: 3503
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Marion20645758
Lake10172317
Elkhart6321108
St. Joseph600797
Allen5921200
Hamilton4646109
Vanderburgh327129
Hendricks2638121
Monroe236836
Johnson2250122
Tippecanoe218413
Clark210156
Porter203344
Cass19279
Delaware184261
Vigo175722
Madison156575
LaPorte135637
Floyd130061
Howard127063
Kosciusko118717
Bartholomew114557
Warrick111935
Marshall98024
Boone94446
Dubois94018
Hancock90042
Noble87632
Grant86733
Henry75424
Wayne73714
Jackson7319
Morgan69438
Shelby66329
Daviess63927
LaGrange62911
Dearborn62128
Clinton59112
Harrison55624
Putnam5209
Montgomery50221
Lawrence50028
White47814
Knox4769
Gibson4644
Decatur45339
DeKalb44211
Miami4223
Fayette41713
Greene41535
Jasper3802
Steuben3647
Scott35310
Sullivan32812
Jennings30812
Posey2940
Franklin29325
Clay2925
Orange28224
Ripley2788
Carroll26913
Wabash2608
Washington2571
Starke2487
Wells2472
Whitley2476
Adams2403
Jefferson2403
Fulton2302
Huntington2173
Spencer2154
Tipton21522
Randolph2067
Perry20213
Newton17011
Jay1680
Owen1641
Martin1590
Rush1494
Pike1361
Vermillion1250
Fountain1152
Blackford1142
Pulaski1131
Crawford1020
Brown1013
Parke932
Benton880
Union770
Ohio767
Switzerland680
Warren401
Unassigned0225

COVID-19 Important links and resources

As the spread of COVID-19, or as it's more commonly known as the coronavirus continues, this page will serve as your one-stop for the resources you need to stay informed and to keep you and your family safe. CLICK HERE

Closings related to the prevention of the COVID-19 can be found on our Closings page.

Community Events