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Remembering 9/11: Kennewick event to honor the fallen

The 16th annual Kennewick 9-11-2001 memorial program begins with the posting of the guard at the Southridge memorial followed by a series of moments of silence for those killed in the attacks.
The 16th annual Kennewick 9-11-2001 memorial program begins with the posting of the guard at the Southridge memorial followed by a series of moments of silence for those killed in the attacks. Tri-City Herald

Kennewick will host the annual 9/11 memorial Tuesday at the Southridge Sports & Events Complex, 2901 Southridge Blvd.

Commemorative ceremonies begin at 6:30 a.m. with the presenting of the colors and posting of the guard at the Kennewick 9/11 Memorial by the Tri-Cities Professional Firefighter Honor Guard.

The centerpiece of the Kennewick memorial is a piece of steel from the World Trade Center. The 3-ton, 25-foot monument was dedicated on the 10th anniversary of the attacks.

There will be changes of the guard on the half hour until 8:30 a.m. followed by a series of pauses to honor key events of 911.

  • At 8:46, a moment of silence for lives lost on Flight 11.

  • At 9:03, a moment of silence for lives lost on Flight 175.

  • At 9:37, a moment of silence for lives lost on Flights 77 and 93.

  • At 9:59, a last alarm bell ringing in memory of New York fire, police and emergency personnel killed when the South Tower of the World Trade Center collapsed.

  • At 10:28, a last alarm bell ringing in memory of emergency killed when the North Tower fell as well.

Kennewick Mayor Don Britain will lead the formal memorial service beginning at 10:30 a.m.

The honor guard will depart at 11.

The memorial coincides with the annual 911 Memorial Run. The run begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Kennewick Police Department and concludes at the memorial.

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