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.