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.