Harlan County heroes honored


Photos submitted Over 200 Harlan County first responders and their family and friends gathered at the Harlan Depot on Sunday to be honored in recognition of the 15th anniversary of Sept. 11 at “An Evening with Harlan County Heroes.” Sunday’s gathering was a community effort to honor local public servants who give of their time, money, and strength when disaster strikes our communities. People from the business community, arts community and political community worked together to bring about the event, which featured free food, recognitions, entertainment, a photography exhibit and fellowship. One of the highlights of the event was a photography exhibit documenting the lives and service of first responders, which was organized by the Harlan County Arts Council.


Harlan City Police Officer Michael Scott, who was one of the youngest first responders in attendance, posed for a picture with Kentucky State Trooper veteran Buddy Simpson at “An Evening with Harlan County Heroes.”


Harlan County Deputy Jailer Derrick Moore was the event’s special speaker. Moore lived in New York during the Twin Towers attack, and had a vivid story to tell of his memories of that day.


Members of Lynch’s Mt. Sinai Spirituals Gospel Group gave a rousing performance of the national anthem.


A large spread of free food, which was prepared and served by staff of Mount Pleasant Funeral Home and other community members, was dished out to the many first responders in attendance.


Photos submitted

Over 200 Harlan County first responders and their family and friends gathered at the Harlan Depot on Sunday to be honored in recognition of the 15th anniversary of Sept. 11 at “An Evening with Harlan County Heroes.” Sunday’s gathering was a community effort to honor local public servants who give of their time, money, and strength when disaster strikes our communities. People from the business community, arts community and political community worked together to bring about the event, which featured free food, recognitions, entertainment, a photography exhibit and fellowship. One of the highlights of the event was a photography exhibit documenting the lives and service of first responders, which was organized by the Harlan County Arts Council.

Harlan City Police Officer Michael Scott, who was one of the youngest first responders in attendance, posed for a picture with Kentucky State Trooper veteran Buddy Simpson at “An Evening with Harlan County Heroes.”

Harlan County Deputy Jailer Derrick Moore was the event’s special speaker. Moore lived in New York during the Twin Towers attack, and had a vivid story to tell of his memories of that day.

Members of Lynch’s Mt. Sinai Spirituals Gospel Group gave a rousing performance of the national anthem.

A large spread of free food, which was prepared and served by staff of Mount Pleasant Funeral Home and other community members, was dished out to the many first responders in attendance.

Photos submitted Over 200 Harlan County first responders and their family and friends gathered at the Harlan Depot on Sunday to be honored in recognition of the 15th anniversary of Sept. 11 at “An Evening with Harlan County Heroes.” Sunday’s gathering was a community effort to honor local public servants who give of their time, money, and strength when disaster strikes our communities. People from the business community, arts community and political community worked together to bring about the event, which featured free food, recognitions, entertainment, a photography exhibit and fellowship. One of the highlights of the event was a photography exhibit documenting the lives and service of first responders, which was organized by the Harlan County Arts Council.
http://harlandaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_Harlan-Heroes-Front.jpgPhotos submitted Over 200 Harlan County first responders and their family and friends gathered at the Harlan Depot on Sunday to be honored in recognition of the 15th anniversary of Sept. 11 at “An Evening with Harlan County Heroes.” Sunday’s gathering was a community effort to honor local public servants who give of their time, money, and strength when disaster strikes our communities. People from the business community, arts community and political community worked together to bring about the event, which featured free food, recognitions, entertainment, a photography exhibit and fellowship. One of the highlights of the event was a photography exhibit documenting the lives and service of first responders, which was organized by the Harlan County Arts Council.

Harlan City Police Officer Michael Scott, who was one of the youngest first responders in attendance, posed for a picture with Kentucky State Trooper veteran Buddy Simpson at “An Evening with Harlan County Heroes.”
http://harlandaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_Heroes-gallery-1.jpgHarlan City Police Officer Michael Scott, who was one of the youngest first responders in attendance, posed for a picture with Kentucky State Trooper veteran Buddy Simpson at “An Evening with Harlan County Heroes.”

Harlan County Deputy Jailer Derrick Moore was the event’s special speaker. Moore lived in New York during the Twin Towers attack, and had a vivid story to tell of his memories of that day.
http://harlandaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_Heroes-gallery-2.jpgHarlan County Deputy Jailer Derrick Moore was the event’s special speaker. Moore lived in New York during the Twin Towers attack, and had a vivid story to tell of his memories of that day.

Members of Lynch’s Mt. Sinai Spirituals Gospel Group gave a rousing performance of the national anthem.
http://harlandaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_Heroes-gallery-3.jpgMembers of Lynch’s Mt. Sinai Spirituals Gospel Group gave a rousing performance of the national anthem.

A large spread of free food, which was prepared and served by staff of Mount Pleasant Funeral Home and other community members, was dished out to the many first responders in attendance.
http://harlandaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_Heroes-gallery-4.jpgA large spread of free food, which was prepared and served by staff of Mount Pleasant Funeral Home and other community members, was dished out to the many first responders in attendance.
comments powered by Disqus