GREENFIELD — They began showing up to honor and remember early Wednesday morning. To remember another Sept. 11 morning a dozen years ago that changed the way Americans see the world.
At 10:28 a.m. Wednesday, at the same moment the second of the Twin Towers collapsed 12 years ago, Greenfield remembered those who were lost then and since at Hancock County Veterans Park.
“It is most appropriate, we feel, that we are here in veterans park to honor the memories of our fellow Americans and those who died on Sept. 11, a day that will continue to live in infamy,” said Bill Etherton, a former honor guard member and chaplain of the Marine Corps League detachment, who presided over the ceremony.
Patriotic music and a three-plane flyover by vintage World War II-era aircraft from the World Wars Aircraft Museum at Indianapolis Regional Airport highlighted the service.
Trumpeter David Porter, of Indianapolis, blew a disconsolate and somber “Taps” moments after a 21-gun volley from the honor guard punctured the hot morning air.