KILLEEN, Texas (KWTX) The Killeen Independent School District remembered and honored the victims of 9/11 with its annual Freedom Walk Monday.
The event started with a ceremony in the Killeen High School auditorium.
Fort Hood soldiers and area first responders were recognized.
Killeen’s new police Chief Charles Kimble was the guest speaker.
The community then walked to the Leo Buckley Stadium, where JROTC members rang the freedom bell, and family members of fallen heroes released balloons in their memory.
Killeen ISD Superintendent Dr. John Craft said it’s important to remember the events of 9/11, as they shaped the country’s history.
We've been in war ever since, and as one of the largest military installations in the world, we know the sacrifices have not come cheap,” Craft said.
“Freedom is not free, and so we just so appreciate our partnership with our neighbors here at Fort Hood, but ultimately the sacrifices of not only the soldiers, but their families."
This is the 12th year KISD has held this event.