NEWTON COUNTY, Ga. - Firefighters in Newton County are remembering the men and women who lost their lives 14 years ago in the September 11th terror attacks.
"We are paying honor to the people who perished in the 9/11 attacks and also to show respect and support to all of our brothers and sisters all over the globe for their sacrifices and service," Newton County Fire Service told FOX 5's Katie Muse. "We don't want America to forget that we are not just reporting to work, we are fulfilling a calling in our lives."
Friday morning, we received several touching photos from FOX 5 viewers of firefighters standing together at the intersection of Brown Bridge Road and Crowell Road. They were seen at several other locations including Highway 278, and Highway 81 at Highway 142.
"Saw this in Covington!!" said viewer Brigit Hammonds. "Made me teary eyed!!!!"
Newton County Fire Service shared an album on Facebook called "To Honor Our Brothers and Sisters." In all of the photos three men are standing together, looking up at a raised American flag. They reenacted a famous photo taken by Bergen County, New Jersey Record photographer Thomas E. Franklin. The picture portrays three New York City firefighters raising the American flag in the rubble of where the Twin Towers once stood. Franklin snapped the photo late in the afternoon, on that horrific day back in 2001.
The picture instantly became a symbol of hope following the attacks. Learn more about the "Firefighters Raising the Flag at Ground Zero" photo on GroundZeroSpirit.org.