Lieutenant Ryan Benge speaks during the 9/11 memorial service.

Greenville Middle School honors 20th anniversary of 9/11

GREENVILLE – The Greenville Middle School hosted a memorial service honoring the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on Friday morning at the Greenville K-8 facility.

The event recognized those who lost their lives in the events of September 11, 2001, as well as those who lost loved ones, and those who responded to the events of that day. The school also acknowledged veterans and services organizations, along with their employees who’ve placed themselves in harms way over the years.

During the service, students and staff heard from guest speaker Lieutenant Ryan Benge. Lieutenant Benge served in the US Army as an infantryman from 2008 to 2011 and served one year of combat in Iraq. Lieutenant Benge has served as a Greenville police officer for the past eight years.

Abigail Miller / Editor

Abigail Miller is a Greenville native, Kent State graduate, writer, crocheter, shopaholic and friend. Contact Darke County Now Reporter Abigail Miller at

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