Kaysville • With song and prayer, scores of people braved a chilly, rainy morning to witness the dedication of the September 11th Memorial Wednesday at the Utah State University Botanical Center and the sculpture of a firefighter protecting a child.
Among others, the memorial commemorates Mary Alice Wahlstrom and her daughter, Carolyn Beug, who died when American Flight 11 crashed into the north tower of the World Trade Center, and Brady Howell, who died in the Pentagon when another airliner dove into that building 200 miles away.
"These three people from Utah were among the first casualties of the war on terror a grandmother, mother and husband," said master of ceremonies Spence Kinard. "It was such a cruel, senseless, cowardly act, an attack on innocent people. "Nearly 3,000 American men, women and children were killed that day as America went to war again," he said. "Along with the victims were the first responders the firemen, policemen and EMTs who raced into the inferno and chaos in an attempt to rescue people. Some succeeded, but many didn't as they faced impossible odds."