Bellevue Honors 9/11 Heroes and Swears in New Citizens
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Bellevue, NE - In New York, Pennsylvania and tonight Bellevue, Nebraska taps echoed through American Heroes Park.
"Then I think about, what would he have been like, what would he have said."
For the last seven years, Sallie Allen, has come to this memorial service for her son Lonnie Allen Jr.
"Were you scared? Oh lord yes. Sure I was afraid but you know he was in God's care, and so he would make it. But he didn't."
Lonnie joined the Army in 2002 right after the 9/11 tragedy. He was stationed in Iraq, until a roadside bomb took his life at age 26.
Standing with the rest of the Bellevue community, helped ease the pain for Sallie.
"Well it makes me feel like he was worth something, you know it's just not thrown away."
Standing at attention, Bellevue's bravest remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.
"I know I'm not alone and that helps."
Even new Americans recognized and honored the fallen.
While holding the American flag about 30 people from around the world took their oath of citizenship.
Joining those born and raised here, shoulder to shoulder, none of them will ever forget.