Three years ago the United States was attacked and more than 3,000 people lost their lives. Saturday that memory of September 11th was revisited.
Michael O'Grady, a Tallahassee firefighter, said, "Seeing the towers come down and people running; you could tell the dismay there was that day."
CAPT Rufus Graddy added, "Them going in didn't think much about it at first then when buildings came down you believed there would be a lot of lives lost."
Over 3,400 lives were lost on September 11th, 2001, a date that will forever be etched in our memories.
Ruben Rodriguez, a Tallahassee firefighter, said, "9/11 definitely brought us closer at the Fire Department, our families and our everyday lives."
O'Grady said, "9/11 made you think that you could go to this job and not come home."
LT Dennis Roberts of the Tallahassee Fire Department said, "Firefighters across the country would have done the same thing. It just happened to be in New York where it happened."
Three years have passed and Homeland Security is more intense. Terrorism frightens the minds of many and firefighters continue on.
Chief Steve Anderson of the Tallahassee Fire Department said, "I just don't want it to be forgotten. No, we 're never going to forget. Every September 11th people bring us food and tell us they appreciate what we do."
Jackson Whitehead added, "It makes me feel good to know I'm working in a profession where I can give something back."