Ceremony Tuesday at September 11 Memorial
An observance will take place at Police and Fire Headquarters in Northlake.
A brief ceremony will take place today, Tuesday, September 11 in Northlake to honor the victims of the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, D.C. 11 years ago.
Nearly 3,000 people, including 343 firefighters and 60 law enforcement officers, lost their lives that day in 2001.
Tuesday's event will be conducted at DeKalb Fire, Rescue and Police Headquarters, 1950-1960 West Exchange Place in Tucker, starting at 8:46 a.m., the exact time the first plane struck the World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan.
A wreath, donated by the DeKalb Federation of Garden Clubs and Keep DeKalb
Beautiful, will be placed by the Honor Guard at the DeKalb 9/11 Memorial during this ceremony, and a moment of silence will be observed.
The 9/11 Memorial was completed last year in time for the tenth anniversary of the attacks. A sculpture of a rising phoenix in the shape of an eternal flame was created by local artist C.J. Miller. It is attached to a two-inch thick, 160-pound steel section from one of the fallen twin towers.