Missoula is hosting the 16th Annual Never Forget Service on Monday to commemorate the lives of 2,986 men, women and children that died at the hands of Islamic terrorist on September 11, 2001. Spokeswoman Susan Reneau explains.

“We are going to have a service at Rose Memorial Garden, which of course is on Brooks Street In Missoula, starting at 7:00 p.m.,” said Reneau. “We have honor and color guards from around Missoula that are going to be participating. We also are going to pay tribute to the police and firefighters that died that day.”

Accoridng to Reneau, a retired Missoula Rural firefighter will pay tribute by reading the names of firefighter that died on 9/11 that he fought with.

“He has done this for us every year,” Reneau said. “He was actually scheduled to be there on 9/11 with his friends and he came down with the flu. That is why he wasn’t there and of course nobody knew that 9/11 was going to happen.”

The poor air quality in Missoula has kept a lot of folks indoors recently, but Reneau says the event will take place no matter what.

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