KENNEWICK -- City leaders, police and firefighters will gather Tuesday at the Southridge Sports and Events Complex to remember the lives lost 11 years ago on 9/11.
A moment of remembrance will start at 6 p.m. at the Southridge 9/11 Memorial. The memorial, dedicated last year, is a 35-foot steel column made from World Trade Center's twin towers.
The piece of steel fell more than 1,000 feet from an upper level of one of the towers.
The 20-minute service will include the Fraternal Order of Police Honor Guard, a memorial speech by Kennewick Mayor Steve Young, and a prayer and benediction by the police and fire chaplains.
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Miss Tri-Cities Outstanding Teen Tayler Plunkett will sing the National Anthem.
The Kennewick City Council meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Southridge Sports and Events Complex, 2901 Southridge Blvd.
Kennewick was one of several cities around the country to receive a part of the steel that once held up the World Trade Center in New York City.
The artifact, which weighs almost 6,000 pounds, was obtained last year from the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey.
The 9/11 memorial site at Southridge also features two columns of basalt to symbolize the twin towers. There also are benches around monument and flagpole.
The Fraternal Order of Police will also have its annual 9-11 Memorial run Tuesday morning.
Emergency service workers and their families will participate in the 6.5-mile run to honor and remember emergency personnel killed when the twin towers collapsed.
The run starts at the Kennewick police station, goes through Columbia Park and finishes at Kamiakin High School.