The American flag hung high over downtown Macon Friday morning as firefighters, deputies, officials, and community members all came together to remember the lives lost on September 11th.

Sheriff David Davis, Fire Chief Marvin Riggins, and Colonel Henderson Carswell each laid down a white rose at the Public Safety memorial. They were then joined by Mayor Robert Reichert to place a wreath by the memorial markers before a flyover by the Georgia State Patrol.

Chief Riggins says he's proud of the community for coming together every year for this show of solidarity and moment of remembrance.

"Our public service people have had a revived thankfulness for what they do and their service to mankind every day," says Riggins. "So this is really is a tribute to our community and to our country as to how we treat and respect our public service members."

Sheriff Davis says fallen Deputy T.J. Freeman's name will be added to the Mulberry Street memorial in May, a year after he was killed in a car accident while on duty.