Kansas Governor Sam Brownback joined more than a hundred Kansans at the Kansas Children Discovery Center in Topeka Tuesday for the "I will 2012" September 11th Day of Service and Rememberance. The event marked the 11th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks; remembered those whose lives were taken that day and honored first responders, law enforcement officers, active members of the military and veterans.
"Today is a day for our state and country to remember, reflect and honor. Our thoughts and prayers go out for those Americans who lost their lives eleven years ago and to their families who still mourn their loss,: Governor Brownback said. "We are thankful for the continued service and sacrifice that our first responders, our armed forces, our veterans and their families have made during our country's 11 year war on terrorism."
The Governor, Topeka Mayor Bill Bunten, and City Manager Jim Colson assisted in presenting wreaths to representatives of the Topeka Fire Department, Topeka Police Department, the Shawnee County Sheriff's Office, American Medical Response, and the 190th Air Refueling Wing.