Conexión San Ángelo/ Airman Zachary Chapman, 17th Training Wing Public Affairs, contributor 
Photo courtesy of Airman Zachary Chapman

GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE – Col. Ricky Mills, 17th Training Wing commander, spoke about how America is still recovering even after 16 years at the 9/11 Memorial at the Louis F. Garland Department of Defense Fire Academy high bay at Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Sept. 11.

The event paid tribute to first responders who died on 9/11 with a video of remembrance. Three military members of Goodfellow stood watch representing the various groups of first responders; amidst the silence, a single firefighter rang the ceremonial bell signifying the end of watch.