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Billings holds annual 9/11 memorial service

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The City of Billings held a memorial service to commemorate the lives lost 17 years ago. 
Mayor Bill Cole spoke of his own personal experience of losing a loved one that fateful day. 
"When I had dinner with him and his new wife, Yolanda, in Greenwich Village, I didn't know then that that would be the last time I would see him alive." Mayor Cole shared about his good college friend. 
A crowd gathered as Mayor Cole, Fire Chief Bill Rash, and County Commissioner Denis Pitman shared words of hope, remembrance, and personal connections. 
The story Mayor Cole shared of his friend who lost his life in the World Trade Center placed a heavy emphasis on first responders. 
Mayor Cole said, "most of all we'll have to find the courage to serve others even when it's hard to do so just as first responders did on 9/11 and as other first responders continue and members of our military continue to do every day in America." 

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