Portland Fire & Rescue will honor the memory of those lost on the 22nd anniversary of the 9/11 attacks with moments of silence at PF&R stations city-wide, along with a ceremony to share in the remembrance of this significant event that affected the lives of many across our nation and the world.
To mark the falling of each tower of the World Trade Center, where 343 members of the FDNY lost their lives along with countless others, each Portland Fire Station will bring their fire apparatus out onto the aprons outside of their apparatus bays and stand at attention to honor those lost twenty-two years ago with a moment of silence. At 6:58 AM PST and 7:28 AM PST, the times, respectively, when the South and North Towers collapsed, the Bureau of Emergency Communications will transmit information regarding the tragedy of 22 years ago to be followed by a moment of silence. We share this information as this is the time many are commuting along our roadways and will see these moments of silence occurring as they take place.
At 10 AM, we would like to invite the media and all other interested community members to attend a solemn ceremony at Portland Fire & Rescue Station 1 – located at 55 SW Ash St. The ceremony will include speakers from Portland City Council, Portland Fire & Rescue along with the Portland Firefighters Association IAFF – Local 43. The ceremony will conclude with a bagpiper and fire boat water display in the Willamette River, directly across the street from Portland Fire Station 1 in Waterfront Park.
Source: Portland Fire Bureau