Kennewick city leaders, police and firefighters will gather tonight 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, 2901 Southridge Blvd. off Highway 395 in Kennewick. 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.
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 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.
Tayler Plunkett, the reigning Miss Tri-Cities Outstanding Teen, will sing the national anthem.