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9-11-01 Memorial Honor Guard and moments of remembrance
September 11 @ 6:30 am - 10:45 amFree
The city of Kennewick wants to remind our community that the 9-11-01 memorial, located at the Southridge Sports & Events Complex – 2901 Southridge Blvd, will be open and accessible all day on Monday, September 11. We encourage everyone to visit at his or her convenience to remember the tragic events of September 11, 2001. We appreciate the opportunity to join our community in paying respects to those who sacrificed their lives and continue to do so for our safety, security, and freedom. We will never forget!
Following is the timeline for the Honor Guard and moments of remembrance, that will be observed at the 9-11-01 memorial location:
- 0630 Presentation of the Colors/National Anthem/Posting of the Guard
- 0700 The start of Changing of the Guard every half hour on the half hour.
- 0846 Moment of Silence for AA Flight 11 and the North Tower
- 0903 Moment of Silence for UA Flight 175 and the South Tower
- 0937 Moment of Silence for AA Flight 77 and the Pentagon
- 0959 Line-of-Duty Death (LODD) Bell Signal for the collapse of the South Tower and lost emergency responders.
- 1003 Moment of silence for UA Flight 93 – Shanksville, Pennsylvania
- 1028 LODD Bell Signal for the North Tower Collapse and lost emergency responders.
- 1030 Lowering and folding of the flag on the 9/11 memorial followed by the raising of a new flag in remembrance of our country’s perseverance following the attack.
- 1045 Retirement of the colors and end of the memorial events.
This year’s Honor Guard is comprised of members of the Tri-Cities Professional Firefighters Honor Guard and members from the Kennewick Police and Benton County Sheriff’s departments.
9-11-01 Memorial Background – The City of Kennewick was one of only a few communities throughout the entire United States that received a piece of steel from the World Trade Center and we are extremely proud to have this memorial in Kennewick. Lampson International worked in conjunction with the City of Kennewick and the Port Authorities of New York and New Jersey to facilitate the monument’s transfer and fabrication. The memorial quickly grew in to a community-wide volunteer project that had numerous local businesses and residents working in partnership and donating generously. The three-ton, 35-foot-tall monument was dedicated on September 11, 2011.