On Tuesday, Indiana’s first responders who went to New York the day of the attacks eleven years ago, were honored in Indianapolis.
Indiana’s Task Force One is a search and rescue team of emergency personnel and civilians who arrived at Ground Zero just sixteen hours after the World Trade Center towers fell. George Callahan is a former firefighter and member of Task Force One. He said it doesn’t take much to bring the memories to mind.
"Something will trigger a thought and it just kind of brings it all back," said Callahan. "And I can remember almost minute to minute what I was doing that day in New York City."
Tuesday’s memorial ceremony also honored the eight Hoosiers who died in the attacks. Governor Mitch Daniels ordered the state’s flags be flown at half staff, in accordance with a directive from President Barack Obama.