9/11 Memorial to be held at Fire Station #1


9/11 Memorial to be held at Fire Station #1

60 Bettes Street

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at 8:30 AM

BELLEVILLE – The City of Belleville will be hosting a Bay of Quinte 9/11 Memorial at Fire Station #1, 60 Bettes Street (corner of Bettes and Station Streets) on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at 8:30 a.m. for a Memorial Ceremony in remembrance of those lost in the September 11, 2001 attacks. The service will offer the opportunity to pause and reflect through a moment of silence, followed by the tolling of the bell at 8:46 a.m.­ - the time the first tower was struck.

“Please join us on Tuesday morning as we honour and pay tribute to those lost in the September 11, 2001 tragedy,” added Chief MacDonald. “We welcome all Emergency Services, Military and residents in the region to join us at Fire Station #1. Those attending in uniform will muster at 8:30 a.m. in the Apparatus Bay #1. The Ceremony will take place at the Flag Poles.”

There will also be an introduction of the “Remember Everyone Deployed” program participation with the 4th Canadian Rifles Association and the flying of the “RED FRIDAY” flag.

September 11, 2001

On the morning of Tuesday, September 11, 2001, 19 terrorists from al-Qaeda, hijacked four commercial airplanes, deliberately crashing two of the planes into the upper floors of the North and South towers of the World Trade Center (WTC) complex and a third plane into the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia. The Twin Towers ultimately collapsed because of the damage sustained from the impacts and the resulting fires. After learning about the other attacks, passengers on the fourth hijacked plane, Flight 93, fought back, and the plane crashed into an empty field in western Pennsylvania about 20 minutes by air from Washington, DC. The attacks killed nearly 3,000 people from 93 nations. 2,753 people were killed in New
York, 184 people were killed at the Pentagon, including 55 military personnel, and 40 people were killed on Flight 93.

The hijacked Flight 11 crashed into floors 93 to 99 of the North Tower (1 WTC) at 8:46 a.m. The hijacked Flight 175 struck floors 77 to 85 of the South Tower (2 WTC) 17 minutes later at 9:03 a.m. When the towers were struck, between 16,400 and 18,000 people were in the WTC complex. Of those, the vast majority evacuated safely. As they rushed out, first responders rushed in trying to save those still trapped or injured - 343 Firefighters, 60 Police Officers and eight Paramedics were among those killed.

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