Annual 9-11 ceremony is Tuesday

New named to be added to firefighters memorial
Sep 05, 2018
Photo by: Brian Soergel From 2017: An honor guard is part of Edmonds’ annual 9-11 ceremony.

Edmonds’ annual ceremony remembering the victims of Sept. 11 is at 9:11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11. It takes place at the Fallen Firefighters Memorial at South County Fire Station 17, 275 Sixth Ave. N.

The will be a flag ceremony, honor guard, speeches and attendance by local police and firefighters. The public is invited.

Walter “Duffy” Burns will be added to the Fallen Firefighters plaque, as he died in the line of duty on June 11.

The firefighters of Local 1828 created the memorial park to honor and remember those lost in the line of duty. The centerpiece of the memorial features a 1-ton steel beam recovered from Ground Zero of the World Trade Center attack.

This beam is displayed among symbolic features that include the Twin Towers, the Pentagon, all four planes that were hijacked, as well the field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, where Flight 93 crashed. There were nearly 3,000 people killed, including 343 firefighters and 60 police officers.

The memorial has representations for each of them, as well as names and companies of all fire, police and EMS workers who were lost.

 

 

 

 

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