In a solemn tradition that has become a poignant reminder of the tragic events that unfolded 22 years ago, the Ramapo Police Department (RPD) paid tribute to the heroes and victims of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks through a heartfelt radio broadcast today.
At precisely 10:30 AM, the airwaves came alive with the sound of two sets of emergency alert tones, capturing the attention of all Ramapo Police units on patrol. The broadcast, a tradition observed annually on September 11th, serves as a powerful reminder of the sacrifices made on that fateful day.
The transcript of the RPD RADIO BROADCAST is as follows:
“401 TO ALL UNITS…401 TO ALL UNITS…FOR ALL THOSE KILLED DURING THE TERRORIST ATTACK ON OUR NATION ON SEPTEMBER 11, 2001. FOR THE POLICE, FIRE, AND EMS OFFICERS WHO DIED HEROICALLY SAVING OTHERS DURING AND AFTER THE ATTACK. FOR THE THOUSANDS OF FAMILIES AND FRIENDS OF THOSE KILLED 22 YEARS AGO TODAY. FOR OUR MILITARY PERSONNEL WHO HAVE DEDICATED THEIR LIVES TO PROTECTING OUR FREEDOM. FOR ALL WHO HAVE DIED FROM 911 ILLNESS, MAY WE NEVER FORGET THEM AND THEIR ULTIMATE SACRIFICE -….. THANK YOU.”
This poignant message resonated not only with the Ramapo Police Department but also with law enforcement agencies nationwide. The broadcast paid tribute to the fallen heroes of the New York City Police Department (NYPD), the New York City Fire Department (FDNY), and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Department, organizations that bore the brunt of the attacks on that tragic day.
The words “Never Forget” have become more than a slogan; they are a testament to the enduring memory of those who perished in the 9/11 attacks and a symbol of the unbreakable spirit of unity and resilience that emerged in the face of adversity.
As we look back on this day, let us remember the heroes who rushed to the scene, the innocent lives lost, and the families forever changed by the events of September 11, 2001. The Ramapo Police Department’s annual radio broadcast serves as a solemn reminder that, even after 22 years, the nation will never forget the sacrifices made on that fateful day.