Gillette--Yesterday evening at Cam-Plex, local and state officials gathered with emergency responders and the public to honor the fallen of the September 11th, 2001 attacks. The event also heaped praise on the emergency responders of that day, as well as the day to day service of emergency responders around the country.
Wright Mayor Tim Albin was the first local elected official to speak. Albin focused his comments both on family and the dedication of America's military members. Albin talked about his son Daniel who is currently serving his country in the Army, and his feelings as a father of a serviceman. Gillette Mayor Tom Murphy kept his comments brief. Murphy moved swiftly from how the public felt on that day, before he requested a round of applause for America's emergency responders.
The most emotional speaker at the event was Campbell County Commissioner Chairman Mickey Shober. Shober's voice revealed the emotion of the event when he recounted the feelings the nation shared as those events unfolded 11 years ago. Wrapping up the speeches was Wyoming Governor Matt Mead. Mead said the United States of America is the greatest country in the world and will remain that way as God's blessings continue. He then offered his thanks to all people who contribute making our special.