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
, 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. It is attached to a two-inch thick, 160-pound steel section from one of the fallen twin towers.

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Tim Darnell September 11, 2012 at 05:22 PM
My wife and I were in Alaska when 9/11 happened. After the initial shock wore off, my first thought was much this attack would change the way we traveled, and went about our business and our lives. My second thought was, how long would it take before we began forgetting the magnitude of such an incident. It didn't take very long.


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