Thomasville Remembers September 11, 2001

What's going on in the Rose City to honor the day? Remembering September 11th in Thomasville could mean anything from hanging a flag from your front porch to giving blood to attending a solemn ceremony, everyone did it in their own way.

September 11, 2001 may be one of the most infamous days in recent history, but the people of Thomasville say two years later; they're looking at the date in the best light possible.

"It has brought us all together, not just at the department, but as a community," says Derek Knight.

Community members say it's a day of remembrance and a day of giving.

"Saving lives is the best way we know to remember those who lost their lives in the attack on America," says Joye Sandefur.

"You want to do all you can for them, and it seems so little that you can do," Barbara Thurman adds.

People who gathered in Thomasville Thursday say they did so to honor those who died on September 11th and also to honor the people who are still overseas fighting, but they say they also got together to keep the public on their toes so history doesn't repeat itself."

People here say that togetherness is something we should practice on this day and every day. Nurses at the Southeastern Community Blood Center here say dozens of people came out Thursday morning to give blood in honor of the day. It was at the Dawson Street Baptist Church. People from all over attended, mainly Thomasville residents because other towns had their own ceremonies. The flagpole was donated by Woodmen Insurance.


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