On this solemn September 11th, members if the Mountain View Fire and Police Departments gathered to honor the victims of the terrorist attacks.
The message was clear and concise—don't forget.
"Don't forget. Some of us were here working and some at school on that day," said Fire Chief Brad Wardle. "More than 300 firefighters lost their lives in service to their community. We can't forget."
The flag at 1000 Villa St., in front of fire police headquarters, was lowered to half-mast. Several council members and city staff also attended.
And while Mountain View's bravest and finest keep residents safe and secure, the potential for disasters always exist.
"From a training angle, we added a terrorism module to CERT (Community Emergency Response Training) like spotting suspicious packages," said Lynn Brown, the city's emergency preparedness coordinator. "Even though it's a little town, it's a terrorism-rich environment. It's important to always be vigilant."
A larger and public 9/11 ceremony will take place this evening in San Jose: