9/11 firefighters visit Galion


By Deborah Elaine Evans



A group of 17 firefighters who worked at the World Trade Center during the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks ate breakfast Friday morning at Chris’ Big Plate Diner in Galion.


Courtesy Photo

The group is shown leaving after the breakfast.


Courtesy Photo

A group of firefighters who served during the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil ate breakfast this morning in Galion.

Officials with Chris’ Big Plate Diner said the group consisted of members of the Axeman Motorcycle Club, which includes New York City and Jamestown firefighters who assisted at the World Trade Center following the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.

“They rumbled in about 7:30 this morning,” said Scott Armstrong, who is co-owner of the Galion eatery. “(They) were on their way to a rally in Indianapolis.”

The visit had a personal touch for Armstrong.

“They called Sunday evening to let us know they were coming through and if we had enough room to accommodate them,” Armstrong said. “Our family has a connection to 911, our nephew David C. Armstrong was killed in Iraq in 2007. We felt we had a connection that’s why we are so excited to have them here.

“It was awesome. Bikes lined up as the rumbled in and out of town. That got a lot of attention from people on the streets wondering what was going on.”

A group of 17 firefighters who worked at the World Trade Center during the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks ate breakfast Friday morning at Chris’ Big Plate Diner in Galion.
http://galioninquirer.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_911-firefighters-eat-at-dinner1.jpgA group of 17 firefighters who worked at the World Trade Center during the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks ate breakfast Friday morning at Chris’ Big Plate Diner in Galion. Courtesy Photo

The group is shown leaving after the breakfast.
http://galioninquirer.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_911-firefighters1.jpgThe group is shown leaving after the breakfast. Courtesy Photo

By Deborah Elaine Evans

Reach Evans at 419-468-1117 ext. 2049 or on Twitter at @deborahevans31

Reach Evans at 419-468-1117 ext. 2049 or on Twitter at @deborahevans31

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