Edmonds ceremonies to mark 9-11 tragedy

Sep 09, 2013
Retired Snohomish County Fire District 1 Capt. Andy Speier will be the guest speaker at a September 11 memorial ceremony at the Fallen Firefighter Memorial Park in Edmonds. A former New York firefighter, Speier returned to the city immediately following the 2001 attack to assist with rescue efforts at Ground Zero.

Firefighters from Edmonds Fire Station 17 will attend the September 11 Memorial Taps Ceremony with Edmonds Police Department bugler Debbie Dawson, at 7:10 a.m. at the fountain at 5th Avenue and Main Street in downtown Edmonds.

At 7:30 a.m., the International Association of Fire Fighters Local 1828 will host a ceremony at the Fallen Firefighter Memorial Park just north of Fire Station 17, 275 6th Ave. N, in downtown Edmonds.  The event is free and open to the public. Attire for firefighters is dress uniform.

The guest speaker will be retired Fire District 1 Capt. Andy Speier, a former New York firefighter who returned to the city immediately following the Sept. 11 attack to assist with rescue efforts.

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 Edmonds Fallen Firefighter Memorial Park.

The project is being funded entirely by donations. Learn more about the project and how to donate at www.edmonds911memorial.org.

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