Remembering 9/11 in Amarillo


Hundreds gathered in Amarillo Friday to honor those who were killed and injured in the terrorist attacks, fourteen years ago.

Tracie Reilly was about sixty blocks away from the World Trade Center when the towers were hit 14 years ago.

“When you got down stairs it was just empty, all of the businesses closed, all the restaurants closed, everything was just empty,” said Reilly.

Friday, she shared her story with the hundreds of community members who gathered to pay tribute to those injured and killed during the attack.

She says she attended several memorials in New York, but never realized how others across the nation were also gathering to show their support.

“It just gives me so much faith in this nation to know that there are communities like Amarillo that are doing this. I am really honored to be a part of this community,” added Reilly.

Reilly worked with the New York Police Department and says seeing the love and support coming from local officials means a lot.

“I am somewhat awe stricken at the fact that the members of this community both the firefighters, the police officers, the troopers, you know, everyone, along with just the community. I mean, look at how many people came out, whether they are related to somebody or not, just came out, just to pay tribute to what happened,” said Reilly.

Law enforcement officials from Amarillo, Potter County, Randall County and DPS took part in the ceremony, as well as firefighters from the area.

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