Temple Firefighters to Hold September 11th Service
The public is invited to attend a September 11th Memorial Service on Monday, September 11, 2017 at Central Fire Station, 210 North 3rd Street.
The service will begin at 8:55 a.m. with opening remarks by Fire Chief Mitchell Randles. At 8:59 a.m., the ringing of the bell will mark the collapse of the World Trade Center South Tower, followed by a moment of silence. Ringing of the bell is a fire department custom which commemorates a line of duty death.
Temple Fire & Rescue Honor Guard will present and post the Colors. The service will include a short reflection and timeline of Tuesday, September 11, 2001. The service will conclude with a second ringing of the bell marking the collapse of the North Tower.
The September 11th service memorializes the people who died at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and Shanksville, Pennsylvania. It’s also time to remember the families of those who died that day. The department asks anyone unable to attend the service to observe a minute of silence from 8:59 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Media interested in covering the service are asked to be at Central Fire Station by 8:40 a.m.