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Guide to 9/11 Observances in Puget Sound 2012

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If you would like to participate in a moment of silence, remembering those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001, here are some local places where you are invited to join with others in honoring our American heroes.

Snohomish County
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
http://www.firedistrict1.org

The public is invited to join firefighters in Snohomish County Fire District 1 as they remember those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001.

On-duty firefighters at the station listed below will gather at the flag pole at 6:55 a.m. and will observe a minute of silence at 6:58 a.m. Dispatchers will broadcast a memorial tone and announcement at 6:59 a.m., the time of the collapse of the World Trade Center’s south tower, to conclude the brief ceremony. The remembrance will honor the 343 firefighters and paramedics killed in the line of duty at the World Trade Center attacks.

Participating stations are:

Brier Fire Station 18, 21206 Poplar Way, Brier.
Edmonds Fire Station 16, 8429 196th St. SW, Edmonds.
Edmonds Fire Station 20, 23009, 88th Ave. W, Edmonds.
156th Street Fire Station 10, 3922 156th St. SW, Lynnwood.
Hilltop Fire Station 22, 20510 Damson Rd, Lynnwood.
Hilton Lake Fire Station 12, 3525 108th St. SE, Everett.
Lake Serene Fire Station 23, 4323 Serene Way, Lynnwood.
Mariner Fire Station 11, 12310 Meridian Ave., Everett.
Martha Lake Fire Station 21, 16819 13th Ave. W, Lynnwood
Mountlake Terrace Fire Station 19, 5902 232nd St. SW, Mountlake Terrace.
Silver Firs Fire Station 13, 13611 Puget Park Dr., Everett.

Edmonds Ceremonies
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Edmonds, WA 98020
http://www.edmonds911memorial.org

Firefighters from Edmonds Fire Station 17 will be joining Edmonds police officers for the September 11 Memorial Taps ceremony beginning at 7:03 a.m. at the fountain at 5th Avenue and Main Street in downtown Edmonds.

At 9:11 a.m., firefighters will gather at the Edmonds Fallen Firefighter Memorial at 6th Avenue and Sprague Street outside Fire Station 17 for a flag ceremony with bag pipes and a word from a fire department chaplain. Also in attendance will be retired Fire District 1 Capt. Andy Speier, who worked for New York Fire Department and returned following the Sept. 11, 2001 attack to assist with the rescue efforts.

The event is free and open to the public. Attire for firefighters is dress uniform.

A one-ton steel beam recovered from the World Trade Center will be on display during the ceremony. The beam will become the focal point of a memorial that will be built at the park. Funds are being to pay for the construction of the memorial.

Tacoma Fire Department Firefighter’s Memorial
Tuesday, September 11
3301 Ruston Way
Tacoma, WA 98407

On Tuesday September 11, 2012, the Tacoma Fire Department will honor the heroes and victims of 9/11 at a public remembrance ceremony beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the Firefighter’s Memorial. This year marks the 11th anniversary of this tragic day.

As part of a nationwide salute to firefighters, police, emergency medical services workers and civilians who lost their lives that day, the program will include speeches by Mayor Marilyn Strickland and Tacoma Interim Fire Chief James P. Duggan.

West Pierce Fire & Rescue Park Dedication
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
6:00pm
3631 Drexler Drive West
University Place, WA 98466

West Pierce Fire & Rescue was awarded a piece of steel from the World Trade Center. The dedication for this park will take place on September 11 at 6:00pm.
As part of the ceremony, an FDNY firefighter who responded to the attacks on September 11th will be on hand to share his thoughts and memories. Don’t miss this opportunity to see the park up close and learn about September 11th from someone who was there that day.

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