Monday of next week will mark the 16th anniversary of the 2001 9/11 attacks on New York.
To remember that day, the city is hosting its annual ceremony at Decker Fire Station on County Home Road at 9:50 a.m. Marysville Fire Chief Jay Riley will host the ceremony. The ceremony’s guest speaker is Marysville City Councilperson Tracy Richardson.
In an interview with the Journal-Tribune, Riley said the ceremony is always a good way to remember the New York first responders who dead on 9/11.
“We want to honor those that sacrificed themselves that day,” he said.
Marysville High School student Micayla Kesterson will sing the national anthem, after which the flag will be lowered to half-mast.
At 9:59 a.m., Riley will explain the significance of the 5-5-5 tradition for fire fighters killed in the line of duty.
Fire fighters Mike Montgomery and Brent Mudgett will lead attendees in Amazing Grace, after which Richardson will speak. Riley said they’re rotating through city council to get speakers, plus Richardson is a veteran.
“We wanted to honor her service,” he said.
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