The Tri-Cities remember Sept. 11 victims

Tri-City HeraldSeptember 11, 2013 

 9/11 Memorial in Kennewick

A member of the Fraternal Order of Police honor guard stands watch Wednesday September 11 at the 9/11 Memorial near the Southridge Sports Complex in Kennewick. There will be a changing of the guard every 30 minutes throughout day.

RICHARD DICKIN — Tri-City Herald Buy Photo

To commemorate the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the Fraternal Order of Police Honor Guard will be on duty all day today 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.

A special changing of the guard — to also include area firefighters and police officers — will coincide with the times hijacked planes crashed into the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon and near Shanksville, Pa., at 8:46 a.m., 9:03 a.m., 9:37 a.m. and 10:07 a.m. Bells will be rung in memory of the almost 3,000 people killed in the attacks.

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 receive a piece of steel from the World Trade Center that was destroyed by terrorists on Sept. 11, 2001.

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