Jamestown Mayor Dwaine Heinrich urged people to never forget the events of 9/11 during a presentation following the annual Freedom Walk for Patriot Day on Wednesday, Sept. 11.

"There are certain days and events we never forget," Heinrich said. "The world as we knew it would never be the same.

"9/11, we must never let this happen again," Heinrich said. "We must never forget. God bless you, and God bless the United States."

Wednesday was the 18th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the United States on Sept. 11, 2001. Patriot Day is an annual observance on Sept. 11 to remember those who were injured or died during the attacks.

The Freedom Walk began at Zonta Peace Park and traveled near Jamestown Middle School before ending with dinner at the All Vets Club.

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Rod Olin, local adjutant for the Chapter 31 office of Disabled American Veterans in Jamestown, spoke at Zonta Peace Park, reading a speech given by President George W. Bush at the time of 9/11.

"None of us will ever forget this day, yet we go forward to defend freedom and all that is good and just in our world," Olin said, quoting Bush.

About 100 people participated in the walk singing the national anthem before beginning down 3rd Avenue Southeast.

The event was sponsored by the Jamestown Patriotic Council.