Firefighters invite public to 9-11 memorial ceremony Sunday in Edmonds

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Edmonds Firefighter Dave "Bronco" Erickson, who spearheaded the project from conception through completion, was master of ceremonies at the dedication of the 9-11 Memorial in 2015.
Firefighter Dave “Bronco” Erickson, who spearheaded the Firefighter Memorial project from conception through completion, at the memorial dedication in 2015. (File photo by Larry Vogel)

Snohomish County Fire District 1 firefighters from Local 1828 are inviting the public to attend a 9-11 ceremony at the Fallen Firefighter Memorial, located at the northeast corner of Fire Station 17 in downtown Edmonds, at 9:11 a.m. this Sunday, Sept. 11.

The centerpiece of the Fallen Firefighter Memorial is a 1-ton steel beam recovered from Ground Zero of the World Trade Center attack, which occurred 15 years ago, on Sept. 11, 2001. This artifact is displayed in the same condition in which it was removed from Ground Zero by iron workers and firefighters.

The memorial, which honors the nearly 3,000 people who were killed on that fateful day, includes on stainless steel plaques the names and companies of 343 firefighters, 60 police officers and 8 EMS workers who died in the line of duty. There are also representations of the Twin Towers, Pentagon and all four hijacked planes, crew and passengers.

The memorial park also pays tribute to firefighters both locally and nationwide who have died in the line of duty.

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