Every year on the anniversary of 9/11 since 2001, Forest Park Baptist Church has recognized local police officers, firefighters and first responders for their service right here in the community.
"We don't really appreciate them until they really step in when we need them, and 9/11 reminded us that they're there for us all the time," said Forest Park Baptist Church Pastor Mark Baldauff.
September 11th was a reminder of how many different agencies answer that call for help.
"It really doesn't matter what badge you wear, what uniform you have on...we're all out to do one common goal. To be able to have somebody to do this for us, it's magnificent," said Kentucky State Police Trooper Jonathan Biven.
"It's a day that no one will ever forget, and the church has decided to have us over to recognize our service, and we deeply appreciate it," said Warren County Sheriff Chief Deputy Tommy Smith.
They say it's important for all Americans to remember the sacrifices made that day.
"It's important for all Americans to remember the sacrifices of that day, not just for the firefighters and the other emergency workers," said Bowling Green Fire Chief Greg Johnson.
What happened on September 11th may have been frightening for some, but the bravery served as inspiration for others.
"I was a senior in high school, and when I was watching everything transpire on the news, that was one of the main reasons I decided to get into law enforcement, because I knew I could make a difference," said Bowling Green Police Officer Ryan Dillon.
Officer Dillon says this day is special for all of them and it's important to reflect back, and remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.