URBANA, Ohio (WDTN) – The memories were not forgotten Thursday at Freedom Grove Park in Urbana.
Jamie Shaffner was sent as a first responder to New York City on September 11, 2001. He said, “Once you have seen ground zero, it changes your perspective about a lot of things.”
Several years after the tragedy, a 12 foot beam from one of the towers was dedicated at the park. The ceremony honored Urbana native Alicia Titus, a United Airlines flight attendant who was on Flight 175, the second plane to hit the towers.
“It’s hard not having Alicia any more. S’he was special to our family,” said Brenda Johnson. Johnson’s sister is Alicia’s mother. Alicia’s brother’s birthday is September 11.