NEWS FROM FIRE DISTRICT 1
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Firefighters invite public to 9/11 Memorial Ceremony in Edmonds
The park features a memorial to the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attack built around a 1-ton beam recovered from the collapsed World Trade Center. The beam, obtained by Snohomish County Fire District 1 in 2011, is supported by two stainless steel towers that sit above a pentagonal foundation. Two stainless steel and glass walls honor the nearly 3,000 victims who were killed, including 343 firefighters, 60 police and 10 emergency medical services workers.
The ceremony is hosted by International Association of Fire Firefighters Local 1828, representing employees of Snohomish County Fire District 1. The program will feature the Fire District 1 Honor Guard; bugler Debbie Dawson, retired Edmonds Police Officer; a moment of silence; and speakers including retired Fire District 1 Capt. Andy Speier, a former New York firefighter who returned to the city immediately following the Sept. 11 attack to assist with rescue efforts. Firefighters attending are encouraged to wear dress uniform.