The following events are planned for today, the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, in remembrance of those who died on Sept. 11, 2001:
Firefighters from Edmonds Fire Station 17 will attend a 7:10 a.m. Sept. 11 Memorial Taps Ceremony with Edmonds Police Department bugler Debbie Dawson at the downtown fountain, Fifth Avenue and Main Street.
A public ceremony, hosted by the International Association of Fire Fighters Local 1828, is scheduled for 7:30 a.m. at the Fallen Firefighters Memorial Park just north of Fire Station 17, 275 Sixth Ave. N., downtown Edmonds. A steel beam from the World Trade Center, which will become the focal point at the park, will be on display. The project is being funded by donations. Information or to donate: www.edmonds911memorial.org
Fire District 1
On-duty Snohomish County Fire District 1 firefighters will gather at area fire station flagpoles at 6:55 a.m. to observe moment-of-silence ceremonies 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 South Tower. Ceremonies are scheduled at these stations:
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 Road, 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.
Lynnwood’s police and fire departments will host a short public memorial service at Fire Station 15, 18900 44th Ave W., beginning at 6:55 a.m. A minute of silence will be observed. At 6:59 a.m., SNOCOM will transmit a single tone followed by a short announcement. The event will honor those killed in the 2001 attacks and those still fighting the war on terrorism. The flag flown at Station 15 on 9/11 was flown over the U.S. Capitol on Sept. 11, 2004.
Marysville Fire District Honor Guard members will hold an 8:30 a.m. ceremony at the Police and Firefighters Memorial outside the Marysville Public Library, 6120 Grove St. The event will include an invocation, an address by Marysville Mayor Jon Nehring, the ringing of the bell, music and a dove release. The annual ceremony honors the thousands killed, including 343 New York firefighters and 72 law enforcement officers, as well as the life of Marysville Fire District Lt. Jeff Thornton, who died of cancer Sept. 11, 2001.