On April 12, 2004, John Bowser, who lives in Brunswick, was injured by a 122mm rocket after leaving the phone tent, where he had just checked in with his children. The Army Veteran had previously served in his country in the 80's, but re-enlisted after the 9/11 attacks. He is now helping other wounded warriors after he was confronted with the reality that one of his legs was going to be amputated. "I feel like I'm still a NCO, I'm still taking care of soldiers. Just trying to help them get through the same problems I had," said Bowser. Bowser now works with soldiers who have been injured, especially those who are expected to undergo amputation. He is employed with the U.S. Secretary of the Army.
Many people are honoring the 9/11 victims with good deeds all around the globe. Some are pledging to give blood, donate books, pass out blankets at homeless shelters and volunteer at soup kitchens.
The Frederick County Commissioners will pay tribute with a ceremony at the Brunswick Volunteer Fire Company, Wednesday, beginning at 10:00 a.m.