Zionsville Times Sentinel

September 18, 2013

Ceremony commemorates 9/11

By Rod Rose For The Times Sentinel
Zionsville Times Sentinel

---- — For the 12th consecutive year, members of the public joined county and city employees and officials on the southwest corner of the Boone County Courthouse lawn to remember the victims of September 11th. Speakers included Boone County Commissioner Jeff Wolfe, Boone County Sheriff Ken Campbell, Lebanon Police Dept. Chief Sam Myers, Lebanon Deputy Fire Chief Mike Baird and Boone County Sheriff’s Office Maj. Mike Nielsen. “We must never forget,” Campbell said. “We, as Americans, must push on through whatever political, economic or military issues confront us.” Baird asked how many recognized the name of Christine Lee Hanson. “She was the youngest victim,” Baird said. The 2-year-old and her parents were aboard Flight 175, en route to a vacation in California. It was her first plane ride, Baird said, and she was excited to visit Disneyland and see Mickey Mouse. The Hansons died when Flight 175 crashed into the south tower of the World Trade Center, Baird said; they were among the nearly 3,000 innocent victims of the attacks. “Our hearts have been knit together” by the experience, Nielsen said in his concluding prayer. “May we always remember,” he said. “We pray for the strength to rise again.”