TRIAD, N.C. -- Sunday marks 15 years since 9-11, the largest terrorist attack on American soil.
People in the Triad are making sure our first responders know, just how much they are appreciated.
The Guilford Merchants Association brings lunch to different fire houses this time each year.
Friday they visited the men and women at fire house 53.
"Our firefighters really appreciate it," Deputy Chief Michael Swails said. "They've been to almost all the stations now. The firefighters and administration we look forward to it every day."
The group started doing this the year after 9-11.
Thursday, restaurants, businesses and a church honored all of its public servants with a lunch in Alamance County.
The event was started by Baptist Temple, about a year after 9-11. They wanted to honor local public servants.
Soon, the community got on board.
Now several businesses pitch in to buy all of them lunch. It includes everyone from police, fire to judicial workers.
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