Patriot Day program held in Watertown marks 20 years since 9/11 attacks (Audio)

Mike Tanner/KWAT Radio

September 11, 2021
Mike Tanner

WATERTOWN, S.D.–Remembrance ceremonies are being held across the country on this Patriot Day to mark the 20 year anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the United States of America.

America lost 2,977 lives that day, including 343 firefighters and 23 police officers.

This morning at the downtown Watertown fire station, a program was held to mark 20 years since that somber day.

Watertown Fire Rescue Chief Don Rowland explains why it’s important to remember this day each year…

Rowland says 9/11 has had a profound impact on all first responders…

Watertown Police Chief Tim Toomey…

Toomey was a young patrol officer in Watertown on September 1, 2001…

Hear this morning’s program from the downtown Watertown fire station by clicking below: