• Local Sept. 11 events around Puget Sound

    By: KIRO 7 News Staff


    It's been 18 years since the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks when nearly 3,000 were killed. 

    Memorials will be happening throughout the Puget Sound region, including these below.

    Seattle Fire and Seattle Police host 9/11 Memorial Ceremony at Seattle Center, Noon to 12:30 p.m.

    The public is invited to gather at the Seattle Center Memorial Garden, south of the International Fountain. 

    Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan, Police Chief Carmen Best and Fire Chief Harold Scoggins will speak at the event, followed by a moment of silence. The honor guards from both departments, and the Seattle Firefighters Pipes and Drums will be part of the ceremony. 

    North County Fire & EMS Holds Memorial Ceremony on Sept. 11 in Stanwood

     At dawn on September 11, Fire Authority crews will line Highway 532 with 343 American flags to represent the firefighters who lost their lives in the World Trade Center towers. At 10 a.m., apparatus will do a slow procession east along Highway 532 before returning to the main station (8117 267th Street NW, Stanwood) for the memorial ceremony.

    The Stanwood High School band and drum section will provide music for the ceremony, and the American Legion will present the flag to officials. There will be three speakers for the event from the Fire Authority, the Snohomish County Sheriff's office, and the Navy. An open house by the Fire Authority follows from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a lunch of hot dogs and refreshments.

    Two ceremonies to be held by West Pierce Fire & Rescue in Lakewood, University Place

    A morning ceremony will be held in conjunction with the City of Lakewood at 11:45 a.m. at Lakewood City Hall, at 6000 Main Street.

    An evening ceremony will be held at 5:30 p.m. at West Pierce Station 31, located at 3631 Drexler Drive West in University Place. The evening ceremony will take place in the 9/11 Reflection Park in front of the station, where a steel beam from the Twin Towers is on display, among other symbolic features.

    Event at Edmonds' Sept. 11 memorial

    The community is invited to gather at Station 64, 3700 South 320th St., at 1 p.m. Retired FDNY Captain Michael Dugan will speak.

    Firefighters host 9/11 memorial ceremony in Edmonds

    Firefighters from South County Fire will host a public 9/11 Memorial Ceremony on Sept. 11, 9:11 a.m., at the Fallen Firefighter Memorial Park at Edmonds Fire Station 17, 275 6th Ave. N.

    The backdrop for the ceremony will be the park's 9/11 Memorial built around a 1-ton beam recovered from the collapsed World Trade Center. 

    The ceremony will feature a brief presentation and posting of the colors by the South County Fire Honor Guard. The guest speaker will be retired Snohomish County Fire District 1 Capt. Andy Speier, a former New York firefighter.

    Ceremony at Milton Community Park

    At 1 p.m., a 35-foot-tall steel beam from the World Trade Center 2 will be raised at the Sept. 11 memorial at the Milton Community Park on Milton Way and 15th Avenue.  The building of the memorial has been in progress for about seven years. The official dedication is expected to happen next year when the memorial is complete.

    Marysville Fire District 9/11 remembrance ceremony

    Marysville firefighters and police officers will hold a public ceremony marking 18 years since the 9/11 attacks.

    Members of the Marysville Fire District's Honor Guard will lead the ceremony at the Police and Firefighters Memorial outside the Marysville Public Library, 6120 Grove Street at 8:30 a.m. The event, which has taken place every year since 2001, will include an address from Mayor Jon Nehring. 

    Tacoma Fire Department September 11 Remembrance Ceremony

    The Tacoma Fire Department will honor the heroes and victims of 9/11 at a public remembrance ceremony beginning at 9 a.m. at the Firefighter's Memorial, 3301 Ruston Way.

    The program will include speeches by City of Tacoma Mayor Victoria Woodards, Tacoma Fire Chief Toryono Green, and retired Captain Michael Dugan, FDNY.  

    Watch KIRO 7's coverage from September 11, 2001 in the video embedded below:

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