ELIZABETHTOWN — On Monday, one Elizabethtown business was giving back to local first-responders.
Monday marked the 16th anniversary of 9/11, which saw the death of 412 emergency responders, including 344 firefighters, 50 police officers, and eight emergency medical technicians, according to a 2002 report by The Associated Press.
In Elizabethtown, at least one business decided to use the day to honor local emergency responders. Dragonfly Coffee House, located on Poplar Street in Elizabethtown, offered free pastries for the day to any local personnel who respond to emergency situations.
“I still remember where I was when I heard about the attacks,” said coffee shop owner Elizabeth Carter. “There’s not much I can do to show them how important they are, but this is one thing I can do to show them I appreciate what they do to help the people of Bladen County.”