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9/11 Memorial this weekend

 

August 31, 2012



This year’s September 11 Memorial Service has been moved to Saturday, September 8 and will be led by American Legion Post 181.

The service will be located in front of the downtown Fire Station 81 and begin at 10 a.m.

Fire Marshal Robert Marshall will be speaking on behalf of Lake Stevens Fire along with delegates from Lake Stevens Police and the City of Lake Stevens.

Each year the firefighters ring the Bell of Tradition.

The ceremonial ringing of the bell in memory of those who died in the line of duty is an age old tradition of the Fire Services that dates back over 150 years.

The tradition reflects respect and honor to those who gave their lives to their duty. A distinctive bell ringing marks the end of an emergency and a return to quarters. In memory of all who died during the attacks on September 11, 2001 the bell is rung five times in series of fives (5 x 5 x 5 x 5 x 5).

Multiplied out this equals 3,125, a number very close to the number of people who died as a result of the attacks.

 

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