Sept. 14, 2019

Photo Courtesy of Geoff Jolley From left to right: Jenny Mertes, Muehlebach Funeral Care; David Baker, Am. Legion Post 189; John Williams, Commander, Am Legion Post 189; Charlie Passantino, Owner Passantino Bros. Funeral Home; Deputy Chief John Baker, KCFD; Deputy Chief Roger A. Lewis, KCPD; Quinton Lucas, KC Mayor; Tim Sheil, KCFD; Mark Alford, Fox4; Mike McDonough, Raytown Mayor; Steve Pierce, Owner Muehlebach Funeral Care; and Deacon Mike Lewis (Catholic), Associate Chaplain, KCFD.

A 9/11 remembrance service was held at 6 p.m. last Wednesday at the First Responder Memorial at Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery in Raytown. The ceremony was to honor all of the victims of 9/11 as well as to show appreciation to our current first responders.

The event was hosted by American Legion District 5, VFW District 5, DAV, Muehlebach Funeral Care, Passantino Bros. Funeral Home and the Catholic Cemeteries of Kansas City – St. Joseph.

Mark Alford of Fox 4 News served as master of ceremonies over an evening that included reflections on 9/11 by Kansas City Deputy Police Chief Roger A. Lewis, Kansas City Deputy Fire Chief John Baker, Mayor Quinton Lucas and American Legion Post 189 Commender John Williams. Barbara Conley Jenkins, of Raytown was recognized. Her sister Denease Conley, was killed on 9/11 at the World Trade Center. Additionally there was music by the Notre Dame de Sion High School Choir.