Monday, September 10, 2012

We Will Never Forget

Tomorrow marks the 11th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attack on the United States.  Surely many of us will never forget where we were on that sunny morning here in Clark County.   

During this attack, many emergency responders lost their lives including 343 fire fighters, 60 police officers, 55 military personnel, 15 emergency medical technicians, and 3 court employees.

Here in Clark County, there are at least 3 events being hosted by public safety agencies to commemorate this day.  All of these events are open to the public and each of you are encouraged to attend:

Clark County Fire District 3 at Station 31 (1118 NE 159th ST, Brush Prairie) will assemble at the flagpole at 6:58 a.m.  County Commissioner Marc Boldt and Chaplain Mike White will provide comments.  Coffee, juice and muffins will be served following the event.

Clark County Fire District 6 at Station 61 (8800 NE Hazel Dell Avenue) will lower their flag to half-staff, salute, provide a moment of silence and place 343 flags in memory of the fallen firefighters.   This event will start at 7:45 a.m. 

Vancouver Police and Fire Departments will host a Patriot Day Ceremony at City Hall (415 W 6th St, Vancouver) which will begin at 8:40 a.m. 

East County Fire & Rescue will host a Community Spaghetti Dinner at Station 91 (600 NE 267th Ave, Camas) which will run from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Cost of dinner is donation-based.  Luminaria preparations begin at 7:00 p.m. and Commemoration Ceremony begins at 8:00 p.m.

If you know of any other local reflective events, feel free to let us know and we will add them to this list.

We must never forget the great sacrifice made by these victims and the many in our military who have, since 9/11/01, fought to preserve our freedom and dismantle terrorist organizations.

Thank you!

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