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9/11 program planned in Kennewick

The 9/11 Memorial at the Southridge Sports Complex in Kennewick.
The 9/11 Memorial at the Southridge Sports Complex in Kennewick. Tri-City Herald

Sunrise and evening ceremonies to mark the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks are planned Friday at the memorial in Kennewick.

The sunrise ceremony is starts at 6:30 a.m. and then there will be a changing of the guard every 30 minutes throughout the day at the 9/11 memorial site at the Southridge Sports Complex. There will be special moments of silence at 8:46 a.m., 9:03 a.m., 9:37 a.m. and 10:03 a.m. to observe the four plane crashes.

Lt. Gov. Brad Owen is the keynote speaker at the 6:30 p.m. ceremony.

The evening program also will include comments by City Manager Marie Mosley, Kennewick fire Chaplain Bill Lotz, Mayor Steve Young and police Sgt. Mark Weber.

The ceremony also will feature “National Anthem Girl” Janine Stange, a police honor guard, a 21 gun salute by the Washington State National Guard and the playing of Taps.

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