The Homestead community once again gathered to remember and honor the victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and to support the men and women who protect us and fight for our freedom. Councilman Elvis Maldonado joined hundreds of Homestead residents who participated in this year’s Freedom Walk, an event to reflect on and remember the tragic events that took place 12 years ago.
“We walk today to remember those who lost their lives, to remember the first responders that fatefully rushed in, and to pay tribute to those citizens that take it it upon themselves to defend our country in our armed services. This walk in Homestead renews our commitment and our resolve to the values that makes our country great.” said Councilman Maldonado, who spoke at the Saturday, September 7th walk that was organized by the Homestead Women’s Auxiliary and that started at the Homestead Veterans of Foreign Wars Arrant-Smith Post 4127.
The “America Supports You” Freedom Walk is a national tradition that calls on people to reflect on the lives lost 12 years ago, on September, 11, 2001, remember those who responded, honor our veterans past and present and renew our commitment to freedom. Thousands of people participate in Freedom Walks around the country.