The Mountain View Retirement Village in La Canada held their seventh annual block party this September 11 to honor first responders who gave the ultimate sacrifice to help those in need 17 years ago.
David Seymour, an operations supervisor for American Medical Response said this day is a moment to remember how important it is to give back and take care of people.
"It's a hard memory, and it is a painful memory, but every year that this time comes around I think it gives us a good moment to be grounded and help new generations understand the importance of community, of the first responders, and helping out fellow Americans," Seymour said. "It doesn't matter what religion or what race you are. In this line of work we always go to everything and we look at the opportunities to help everybody. No matter what."
The event was from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Pima County Sherrif Mark Napier, Golder Ranch Fire District Chief Randy Karrer, and Oro Valley Mayor Satish Hiremath were all on the guest list.