Ontario ceremony honored 9/11 victims

Ontario emergency services personnel held a brief ceremony to mark the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. (The Enterprise/Pat Caldwell)

ONTARIO – Ontario Police Chief Steven Romero called it the “most horrendous experience.”

Ontario Fire Chief and Rescue chief Terry Leighton said Sept. 11, 2001, was “a day our nation changed, in fact, our world changed.”

Leighton and Romero, along with Riley Hill, Ontario mayor, delivered short speeches last Wednesday, Sept. 11, in front of Ontario City Hall during a ceremony to mark the 18th anniversary of the deadly terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center in New York.

From a podium below the flagpole in front of city hall, Romero, Leighton and Hill talked about the impact of the deadly attacks. Near the podium, with an American flag draped over a rock monument honoring those who died . . .