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Remembering Sept. 11, 2001: Memorial ceremony in Friday Harbor on Sept. 11, 9:11 a.m.

A New York City firefighter looks up at what remains of the World Trade Center after its collapse during the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attack. - U.S. Navy photo / Photographer
A New York City firefighter looks up at what remains of the World Trade Center after its collapse during the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attack.
— image credit: U.S. Navy photo / Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Jim Watson

On Saturday, Sept. 11, 9:11 a.m., there will be a memorial ceremony to honor the memory of the civilians and people in uniform who were killed in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

Uniformed personnel will be represented by local firefighters, sheriff's officers, Emergency Medical Services, and Homeland Security personnel. The American Legion Honor Guard will represent the military.

The ceremony will be held at the foot of Spring Street at Memorial Park in Friday Harbor. There will be a speaker’s spot in the park, and emergency vehicles will line up on the east half of the traffic circle.

It is expected the Town of Friday Harbor’s antique fire engine will be located in the center of the arc of emergency vehicles, with the audience assembled on the sidewalk to the east of the park, looking westward toward the speakers with the antique fire engine between them. That will allow for the use of the fire engine’s bell for a “Last Alarm” ceremony to honor the fallen.

The Town of Friday Harbor will lower the flag to half staff; a proclamation will be read.

The organizers encourage the public to attend this annual event to honor the victims and heroes of the 9-11 attacks.

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