Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Patriot's Day marked with Remembrance Ceremonies across the County.

Wednesday is Patriots Day, and  marks the 12th anniversary of the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001.  In honor of those who lost their lives on the fateful day, we would like to share with you some of the events that are going within the county to help you honor those victims.  We have knowledge of 4 different activities that pay tribute.

Picture Courtesy of CCFD6
Fire Dist 3 will be kicking the morning off with their remembrance ceremony at 6:58 am.

 The City of Vancouver invites the public to attend a ceremony in remembrance beginning at 9:00 am in front of City Hall, 415 W 6th St.   The ceremony includes the combined Vancouver Fire and Vancouver Police Honor Guard, a ceremonial Fire Department bell ringing, and remarks from Vancouver Mayor Tim Leavitt.

Clark County Fire District 6 has placed 343 flags in front of each of their fire stations in remembrance of those firefighters that lost their lives. 

East County  9/11 Memorial

East County Fire and Rescue are holding a fundraiser dinner at 4:30 pm, followed by the New Memorial Dedication at 7:30 pm and 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony at 8 pm.  Donations from the dinner will benefit the Northwest Burn Foundation.  The location will be
600 NE 267th AveCamas, Washington 98607

In part, CRESA will be hosting a Preparedness 101 - 'Walk before You Run' training class Wednesday Evening from 6-8 pm at the Northwest Regional Training Center.  If you are interested, there are about 20 seats still available.  Please Contact Cindy Stanley if you are interested in attending at cindy.stanley@clark.wa.gov or call 360.992.6285.

Whether you attend one of the many remembrance ceremonies, or solemnly pay tribute alone at home, we ask all to take a few minutes to remember those lost on that fateful day.

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