Never forgotten - 9/11 memorial

PUBLISHED: 13:56 18 September 2008 | UPDATED: 14:46 20 April 2010

American brothers Hudson and Holden Nuvill hug next to the memorial.

American brothers Hudson and Holden Nuvill hug next to the memorial.

NEVER forgotten. This is the moving photo of two American children who, even though they were on holiday, took time to remember the victims of 9/11 at an Exmouth park. Brothers Hudson Nuvill, 3, and Holden, 9, who were visiting with their family from Ca

NEVER forgotten. This is the moving photo of two American children who, even though they were on holiday, took time to remember the victims of 9/11 at an Exmouth park.

Brothers Hudson Nuvill, 3, and Holden, 9, who were visiting with their family from California, said prayers of remembrance at Phear Park for those killed in the New York terrorism attacks.

The pair sat quietly in front of the town's memorial -a piece of the fated South Tower which has been encased and set in granite.

The words 'all ages, all creeds, all nationalities - all innocent' resonated with them and the 30 locals and holidaymakers who attended the solemn service.

Mother Jane said: "It was a tragic day and one we will never forget. Our thoughts are with those who lost loved ones."

Leading the wreath layers was Charlotte Tuckett, whose cousin Stephen was killed in the South Tower.

Exmouth firefighters, police and paramedics represented the emergency services in honour of their fallen colleagues.

Also paying tribute was Exmouth mayor Councillor Joy Whipps, Exmouth Royal Air Force Association chairman Bernard Greenway, Exmouth Community College and Exmouth Lions.

The reverend Tony Oswin led the service and trumpeter David Adams sounded the Last Post.


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