Members of the Providence Fire Department and Local 799 Tuesday morning gathered for an annual remembrance ceremony to honor those lost during the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.
Providence Commissioner of Public Safety Steven Paré spoke to the crowd, mostly comprised of firefighters.
"17 years ago seems like yesterday that the brave men and women in public safety ran towards the horrific site," Paré said. "That morning, firefighters showed up to work, they hung their coats on the truck, and they went about their morning activities. They knew they were marching up those stairs to their death, and they did not turn away," Doughty said.
Doughty was one of three Providence firefighters deployed to help crews in New York. He spoke to Eyewitness News after the ceremony about that fateful day.