The following events are planned to commemorate the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. Nearly 3,000 people died when terrorists with al-Qaida hijacked airplanes and crashed them into the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. A fourth plane crashed in a field in Pennsylvania.
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A Freedom Walk is planned for Sept. 15 in honor of the victims. Registration for the walk is expected to begin at 8 a.m. at Legion Park, or go online to register.
The opening ceremony is scheduled for 9 a.m. with the 5k walk on the Centennial Trail after the ceremony. Activities at Legion Park, 114 N Olympic Ave., are planned to continue through the day with live music, a patriotic dog costume contest at 2 p.m., face painting and interactive activities for children. Free T-shirts for the first 200 who register for the walk. The registration cost is $7. http://www.operationhomefront.net/washington/highlights.aspx?id=20726
Edmonds Mayor Dave Earling and Debbie Dawson, an Edmonds police animal control officer, plan to play Taps at Fifth Avenue and Main Street at 7:03 a.m. Tuesday.
“September 11th Memorial Taps” is the nationwide effort of Bugles Across America to coordinate the performance of Taps at the exact time of each of the four attacks.
The performance at 7:03 a.m. is intended to coincide with the same moment at 10:03 a.m. Eastern time that United Airlines Flight 93 crashed near Shanksville, Pa.
Police officers and firefighters are expected to stand with the mayor and Dawson.
Snohomish County Firefighters Pipes and Dreams plans to perform at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Shawn O’Donnell’s, 122 128th St. SE, Everett, to remember the victims. A special edition of trivia night is planned. The event is expected to raise money for the Firefighter Cancer Support Network.
More information can be found at www.snocopipes.com, www.shawnodonnells.com or www.fcsn.net.
A remembrance service is planned at 10 a.m. Saturday inside Fire Station 81 Bay at 12409 – 21st Street NE, Lake Stevens. The service has been organized by American Legion Post 181. The service is expected to last for 30 minutes.
For more information, call Cmdr. Tom Thorleifson at 425-314-5865 or e-mail him at email@example.com.
A 9/11 remembrance ceremony is scheduled for Tuesday at the Police and Firefighters’ Memorial in front of the Marysville Library.
The annual ceremony, hosted by the Marysville Fire District, is set to begin at 8:30 a.m. with an invocation by Greg Kanehen, pastor of the Marysville Free Methodist Church.
The Marysville Library is located at 6120 Grove St.
More info: Marysville Fire District, 360-363-8500.
A freedom ride is planned Sundaythrough Arlington, Lake Stevens and Marysville. Riders are asked to show up between 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Sound Harley Davidson, 16212 Smokey Point Blvd., Marysville. The ride is expected to begin at 10:30 a.m. No registration fee is required. Sign up at www.soundharley.com.
A volunteer park cleanup day is scheduled for 9 a.m. Sept. 15 at Terrace Ridge Park, 4600 242nd Street SW to coincide with the national Day of Service in remembrance of Sept. 11.
The Day of Service encourages residents to volunteer in their community during the week of Sept. 11. Volunteers, with gardening gloves and tools, should meet at 9 a.m. Sept. 15 at Terrace Ridge Park, 4600 242nd Street SW. Groups should register with parks and facilities superintendent Ken Courtmanch so assignments can be planned accordingly.
For more information, call Ken Courtmanch at 425-776-1811 or go to www.cityofmlt.com.
Chaplains with Snohomish County Fire District 4 plan at 7 a.m. Tuesday to hold a short ceremony at headquarters, Station 43, 1525 Avenue D, Snohomish. It will include a flag lowering, playing of Taps by a local trumpet player and a prayer. There is no cost and the public is welcome to attend.
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On-duty firefighters at Fire District 1 stations plan to gather at the flagpole at 6:55 a.m. Tuesday and 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 Drive, Everett.
Ceremonies may be delayed or canceled if firefighters are responding to emergency calls.