A special mass was held at St. Charles Church Wednesday morning to remember the nearly 3,000 that died 12 years ago and celebrate the men and women that keep our communities safe every day.
Area first responders were honored and blessed by Spokane Bishop Blase Cupich during the mass. His message was one of giving thanks and teaching young people why 9/11 is so important and why those that were lost twelve years ago should always stay in our hearts.
"It's important for young people always to be taught about the past but also the contribution that people make day in and day out that people take for granted," Cupich said.
The mass was held to give thanks to EMS personnel, firefighters and police officers, honor their fallen brothers and sisters and remember the people they worked to save.
Cupich spoke directly to the youth at the mass, many of whom weren't alive when the United States was attacked on 9/11. He said its of the utmost importance that they understand what 9/11 means and what so many brave men and women are willing to do.
"They went into burning buildings, they went into very dangerous situations to give security safety and life to other people and I think that is at the heart of the Christian method that is something Jesus did he willingly entered into his death," Cupich said.