Each year the emergency services students at Mid-Maine Technical Center’s Emergency Services program puts together a memorial to honor the fallen of the Sept. 11 attacks.

This year, the students designed and constructed a tribute to the 343 firefighters that died in the line of duty on that day. The towers are comprised of pictures of each fallen firefighter. The nine and the large American flag are made out of smaller flags which have all 343 firefighter’s names on them. In combination, 17 students helped put together the project.

Most of these students were only 1 or 2 years old when the attacks took place. It is important for the students to know what happened and the affects it had on both the fire and EMS services. Each year, both the EMS and firefighting programs take a trip to New York City to visit ground zero go to the 9/11 memorial and meet some of the survivors of the attacks.

To help send students to visit “ground zero,” mail donations to Mid-Maine Technical Center, 3 Brooklyn Ave., Waterville, ME 04901, attention Billy Hawkes.

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