4 Greenville first responders heading to NYC to honor 9/11 victims

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GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Four members of the Greenville Public Safety Pipes and Drums, all of whom are either police or firemen, are heading to New York City to honor the victims who died on September 11th.

The group left late Wednesday night and will drive to New York City with members of the Wilmington pipe team.

New York City native Scott Stanton, who is one of the Greenville officers heading north, lost several of his friends during the terror attack.

He said it means a lot to be able to go back to remember the thousands lost.

“We’re there to honor not only the sworn firemen and police officers that died, but also the civilians who died there too,” Stanton said. “So I think just being a member of our band and doing it anyway on a local level, to be able to do that there on an international level, it’s going to be huge.”

Stanton said they wouldn’t be able to travel to New York had it not been for the community’s support. He said the Greenville area helped to raise $3,000 to send the four Greenville first responders to NYC.

Stanton said they will play at events throughout the weekend, before ending their trip with a performance at the New York Yankees game on Sunday.

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