A clear, but chilly, morning greeted racers for the start of the Loveland Frogman Race at Loveland Canoe & Kayak early Saturday morning. Shortly after the Frogman participants launched the first wave of individual racers into the Scenic Little Miami River for the 5-mile Kayak portion, racers were lining up in front of Nisbet Park for the Steps n Salutes Green Beret 5K headed north on the Scenic Little Miami River Trail. It was the beginning of a day when Loveland, like communities all around America paused to remember that fateful day 20 years ago – September 11, 2001.
The City of Loveland 9/11 Memorial capped the day off with a most moving ceremony honoring the first-responders, firefighters, police and all who were lost or lost loved ones September 11, 2001.
Here are just a couple photos from an event organized by our local Loveland-Symmes Fire Department and other city event organizers. No community across America honored the memory of 9/11/2001 better than our own community of Loveland, Ohio. Full story and photos to come:
Lt. Fire Department, New York – Steve Mormino retired, places a memorial wreath at Loveland Memorial during September 11, 20th Anniversary Ceremony in Loveland Saturday evening 9/11/21 (Chuck Gibson)