‘At best dur­ing worst’

Cecil Whig - - BLANFORD’S TREE SERVICE, - By JA­COB OWENS jowens@ce­cil­whig.com

CH­E­SA­PEAKE CITY — While Mon­day evening’s cer­e­mony cer­tainly re­called the tragedy and en­su­ing hero­ism of Sept. 11, 2001, those col­lected to­gether in Pell Gar­dens also clearly had the vic­tims of both Hur­ri­cane Irma and Har­vey on their minds.

Ce­cil County Coun­cil Vice Pres­i­dent Dan Sch­neck­en­burger said Mon­day’s pleas­ant weather re­minded him of the fate­ful Septem­ber morn­ing 16 years ago, which was punc­tured by nearly 3,000 deaths across the four at­tacks.

“Amer­ica, and Amer­i­cans, is al­ways best when it’s the worst,” he said. “We’ve seen that with the hur­ri­canes in Hous­ton with Har­vey and now Irma in Florida. I know all of you prob­a­bly know some­one who lives in Florida. The prayers, ad­vo­cacy

See CER­E­MONY Page A12

CE­CIL WHIG PHOTO BY JA­COB OWENS

A res­i­dent places her hand over her heart dur­ing the Pledge of Al­le­giance at Mon­day evening’s 9/11 re­mem­brance cer­e­mony in Pell Gar­dens.

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