9/11 ceremony planned at Southridge memorial in Kennewick

Tri-City HeraldSeptember 7, 2013 

To commemorate the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the Fraternal Order of Police Honor Guard will be on duty all day Wednesday, Sept. 11, at the 9/11 memorial in Kennewick.

The guard will change every 30 minutes, starting at 6:30 a.m., at the memorial off Highway 395 at the Southridge Sports Complex, 2901 Southridge Blvd.

The annual 5K run will be at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday and will end at the complex with a breakfast provided by Kamaikin High students.

At 4 p.m., there will be a static display of emergency vehicles open to the public.

At 6:45 p.m., a ceremony will commence with opening comments from Kennewick City Manager Marie Mosley.

The keynote speaker will be retired Navy Capt. John A. Butterfield.

The city of Kennewick was one of a few communities in the U.S. to received a piece of steel from the World Trade Center that was destroyed by terrorists on Sept. 11, 2001.

The ceremony and honor guard watch will honor the firefighters and law enforcement officers who died while rescuing citizens in the burning World Trade Center.

For more information, call 509-582-1303.

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