9/11 20th Anniversary Remembrance Ceremonies Scheduled
In honor of the 20th anniversary of September 11, West Pierce Fire & Rescue will hold two public ceremonies in remembrance of the 2,977 victims lost on that date in 2001. Those victims included 343 firefighters, 60 police officers and 55 military personnel.
The first ceremony will be held in conjunction with the City of Lakewood at 12:30 pm at Lakewood City Hall, located at 6000 Main Street on Friday, September 10. The second ceremony will be held at 9:00 am at West Pierce Station 31, located at 3631 Drexler Drive W in University Place on Saturday, September 11. This 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.
These ceremonies are one small way for us to not only remember those victims in New York, at the Pentagon, and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, but also to honor fire, police, and military first responders who serve and protect our families, our communities, and our nation, at home and abroad.
The public is invited and encouraged to attend.