The Winder Fire Department held its annual 9/11 memorial ceremony Saturday, Sept. 11, on the 20th anniversary of the attacks that killed nearly 3,000 Americans. Members of the fire department and Winder Police Department read the names of all 343 firefighters and 62 law enforcement officers who died on 9/11. Winder fire chief Matt Whiting gave remarks and laid a wreath with Mayor David Maynard. Fire department chaplain Mike Williams gave an invocation; Joel Goddard sang the national anthem; Barrow County Probate Judge Tammy Brown sang "Amazing Grace" and Winder-Barrow High School band member Blaine Tuttle played "Taps."


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