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Southridge Sports Complex to host 9-11 Memorial !

City of Kennewick

KENNEWICK, Wash. – There will be a memorial for 9/11 at Southridge Sports and Events Complex in Kennewick.

The City sent out a press release with the timeline of events for Wednesday.

The release stated the following:

With the upcoming anniversary of September 11, 2001, we want to remind our community of the 9-11-01 memorial located at the Southridge Sports & Events Complex in Kennewick – 2901 Southridge Blvd.

The memorial will be open and accessible all day on Wednesday, September 11th and we encourage everyone to visit at their convenience to remember the tragic events of September 11th.

We appreciate the opportunity to join our community in paying respects those who sacrificed their lives and continue to do so for our safety, security, and freedom.

We will never forget!

The Tri-Cities Professional Firefighters Honor guard and the Kennewick Police Honor Guard will have a combined honor guard. Following is the timeline for the honor guard and moments of remembrance that will be observed at the 9-11-01 memorial location:

0630 Presentation of the Colors – National Anthem – Posting of guard

0700 Guard change

0730 Guard change

0800 Guard change

0830 Guard change

0845 In memory of Flight 11 hitting North Tower – Guard Change

0903 In memory of Flight 175 hitting South Tower – Guard Change

0930 Guard change

0943 In memory of flight 77 hitting Pentagon – Guard Change

0959 In memory of South Tower Collapse. Line of Duty bell ringing (5-5-5)

1010 In memory of Flight 93 crash in Pennsylvania – Guard Change

1028 In memory of North Tower Collapse. Line of Duty bell ringing (5-5-5)

1030 Memorial Service

1100 Honor Guard exits

The Kennewick Police Department in conjunction with the Fraternal Order of Police and local emergency personnel will also be holding the annual 9/11 Memorial Run starting at 8:30am from the Kennewick Police Department to the 9-11-01 memorial.

This is the 17th annual anniversary of the memorial run.

9-11-01 Memorial Background – The City of Kennewick was one of only a few communities throughout the entire United States that received a piece of steel from the World Trade Center and we are extremely proud to have this memorial in Kennewick. Lampson International worked in conjunction with the City of Kennewick and the Port Authorities of New York and New Jersey to facilitate the monument’s transfer and fabrication.

The memorial quickly grew in to a community-wide volunteer project that had numerous local businesses and residents working in partnership and donating generously.

The three-ton, 35-foot-tall monument was dedicated on September 11th, 2011.

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