Where to remember Sept. 11, 2001

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 Saturday in honor of the 9/11 victims. Registration begins at 8 a.m. at Legion Park, 114 N. Olympic Ave., or register online.

Opening ceremony is at 9 a.m. with the 5k walk on the Centennial Trail to follow. Activities at Legion Park will continue through the day with music, a patriotic dog costume contest at 2 p.m., face painting and activities for children. Free T-shirts for first 200 to register. Registration cost is $7. 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. today in remembrance of those killed in the attacks.

September 11th Memorial Taps is a 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.

A one-ton steel beam, recovered from the World Trade Center, will be on display at a ceremony at 9:11 a.m. today at the Edmonds Fallen Firefighter Memorial at Sixth Avenue and Sprague Street, outside Fire Station 17. The artifact will be the focal point of an Edmonds 9/11 Memorial. Snohomish County Fire District 1 is raising money to build the memorial.

Information: www.edmonds911memorial.org.


A free memorial concert by the Music Hall Orchestra is set for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Music Hall, in the hallway behind Macy’s at Everett Mall. In addition to patriotic selections, the concert will include selections from “Star Wars” and the Harry Potter movies, and symphony themes. The orchestra is under the direction of Dan Taylor. Proceeds will benefit the Everett Firefighter’s Association.

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 Sept. 11 victims. A special edition of trivia night is planned. The event is expected to raise money for the Firefighter Cancer Support Network. Information: www.snocopipes.com; www.shawnodonnells.com; or www.fcsn.net.


A 9/11 remembrance ceremony is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Police and Firefighters’ Memorial in front of the Marysville Library.

The annual ceremony, hosted by the Marysville Fire District, will include an invocation by Greg Kanehen, pastor of the Marysville Free Methodist Church. The Marysville Library is located at 6120 Grove St. For information, call the Marysville Fire District, 360-363-8500.

Mountlake Terrace

A volunteer park cleanup day is scheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday at Terrace Ridge Park, 4600 242nd St. SW to coincide with the national Day of Service in remembrance of Sept. 11.

The Day of Service encourages residents to volunteer during the week of Sept. 11. Volunteers, with gardening gloves and tools, should meet at 9 a.m. Saturday at Terrace Ridge Park, 4600 242nd St. SW. Groups should register with parks and facilities superintendent Ken Courtmanch. For more information, call 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” and a prayer. The public is welcome.

South Snohomish County

Firefighters at Fire District 1 stations plan to gather at the flag pole at 6:55 a.m. Tuesday to 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 South Tower, to conclude the brief ceremony. The remembrance will honor the 343 firefighters and paramedics killed in 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.

Live webcast

The National September 11 Memorial &Museum will show a live webcast of Tuesday New York City ceremony marking the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Patricia Mackey, of Edmonds, will be among those reading victims’ names. The webcast begins at 5:30 a.m. PDT. Go online to: www.911memorial.org/watch-11th-anniversary-ceremony-live-webcast

Other 911 resources

National 911 Memorial

Flight 93 National Memorial

The Pentagon Memorial

National Day of Service and Rememberance

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