King County fire agencies to host remembrance ceremonies honoring lives lost on 9/11

Members of the public are invited to join King County fire agencies on Sept. 11 as they commemorate the 18th anniversary of 9/11. This is an opportunity to gather as a community to remember the lives that were lost that day and the lives that were forever changed. Two ceremonies will be held:

City of Seattle

Noon-12:30 p.m. at Seattle Center Memorial Garden (305 Harrison St., Seattle)
The Seattle Fire Department and Seattle Police Department are hosting a joint event at the Seattle Center Memorial Garden (south of the International Fountain). Fire Chief Harold Scoggins will speak alongside Mayor Jenny Durkan and Police Chief Carmen Best, followed by a Moment of Silence. The Pipes and Drums and Honor Guard will be part of the ceremony.

South King Fire and Rescue

1-2 p.m. at Fire Station 64 (3700 S. 320th St., Federal Way)
Retired FDNY Captain Michael Dugan will speak at the event, alongside other leaders from the local community. The South King Fire & Rescue 9/11 Memorial is one of the most complete sites on the west coast. The site contains a steel beam from Ground Zero, a limestone building block from the Pentagon, and a stone excavated from Shanksville, Pennsylvania where Flight 93 crashed.

Kristin Tinsley
Public Information Officer, Seattle Fire Department

Lt. Brad Chaney
Community Affairs Officer, South King Fire & Rescue