20 Years Later, Branchville Remembers
On the morning of September 11th, 2001, firefighters from DC, Maryland, and Virginia rushed into the nation’s defense headquarters to assist with the massive rescue and suppression effort that was underway following the terrorist attack at The Pentagon. One of the engines that answered the call was E113 with seven volunteers from the Branchville Volunteer Fire Company. From that day on, E113 would be known as the “Pentagon Pumper”.
This weekend, the seven members who responded on the Pentagon Pumper reunited for an evening of remembrance to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of 9/11/2001. The night was filled with laughter and joy, as well as somber reflection on the events that took place that day. Life has taken these members in many different directions over the past twenty years. Although many of them have moved on from their time of service with Branchville, they are all still united by this special bond.
The Branchville Volunteer Fire Company is proud to have been a part of the historic response to the horrific events that occurred that day. We hope that maintaining traditions like this will help preserve the memory of what happened that morning 20 year ago and honor the many lives that were lost.
We will always remember.