Firefighters, officials, public remember 9/11


Last updated 9/14/2022 at 9:39pm

Brian Soergel

Twenty-one years after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, residents, officials and South County Fire firefighters remembered the tragic day during the annual ceremony at Fire Station 17.

South County Union Firefighters Local 1828 hosted the annual ceremony Sept. 11 at 9:11 a.m. at the Fallen Firefighter Memorial park to remember and honor the victims of the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and those who lost their lives in the crash of Flight 93 near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

The program featured a brief presentation, posting of the colors by the South County Fire Honor Guard, a bag pipe performance and “Taps” performed by bugler and retired Edmonds Police Officer Debbie Dawson.

Brian Soergel

Those in attendance included Mayor Mike Nelson, who gave a brief speech; Councilmembers Vivian Olson, Dave Teitzel, and Neil Tibbott; 21st District Senate candidate Janelle Cass; and South County Fire Chief Thad Hovis.

Serving as the backdrop was the 9/11 Memorial, built around a 1-ton beam recovered from the collapsed World Trade Center. The beam is supported by two stainless steel towers above a pentagonal foundation.

Flanking the beam are two walls of glass tiles honoring each of the nearly 3,000 people killed, including 343 firefighters, 60 police and 10 emergency medical services workers.

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