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September 11 Attacks

Community marks Sept. 11 with remembrance, kindness

Community marks Sept. 11 with remembrance, kindness

Mark Wright’s commitment to Williamsburg area’s first responders by providing dinner to them on Sept. 11 is, to him, a small payback for all they do for the community.

In turn, the first responders are thankful to Wright for remembering them long after the fateful day in which nearly 3,000 people died in the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, Pentagon and in Shanksville, Penn.

For the 16th year, Wright’s Jefferson Restaurant on Richmond Road served dinner to about 70 first responders — from James City and York counties, Williamsburg and the Virginia State Police — Southern-style food topped with a deep appreciation that dates back to his days as a teenage fire...