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Prayer vigil honors Brentwood's first responders

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A prayer vigil was held on Sept. 11 at the John P. Holt Brentwood Library, organized by the Sarah Polk Chapter of Daughters of the Revolution and library staff to honor Brentwood’s first responders.  

Angela Beaton, chapter commemoration events chairman, spoke to attendees and thanked them for remembering. She also read from Psalm 23, the same passage that Todd Beamer recited aboard United Airlines Flight 93, which was hijacked and crashed in a rural field in Pennsylvania as part of the Sept. 11 attacks in 2001. He was one of the passengers who attempted to regain control of the aircraft from the hijackers. 

Brentwood 9/11 prayer vigil

Brentwood Fire and Rescue Department members hung a flag from a fire truck.

Patsy Vaden, chapter regent, handed out American flags and candles. The event was well attended and also included a special guest who lost her sister in the World Trade Center on 9/11.  

Brentwood Fire and Rescue Department members and Brian Goss, fire chief, hoisted a large flag from their truck for all to see. After everyone held up their candles and flags in memory, Goss was presented a DAR certificate in recognition of the flag display.  

Following the event at the city commission meeting on Monday, Brentwood Mayor Rhea Little read two proclamations for Constitution Week and the 15th anniversary of the Sarah Polk Chapter NSDAR.  

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