Tri-Cities Firefighter Honor Guard to commemorate 9/11
KENNEWICK, Wash. - Monday marks 16 years since the 9/11 terror attacks.
The newly formed Tri-Cities Firefighter Honor Guard will remember those New York City emergency workers who died on that day.
Today they met at Kennewick's 9/11 memorial to practice changing the guard.
They'll post the colors at 6:30 a.m. and a bell will ring in every 30 minutes at each change of the guard. Those present will also observe a moment of silence at 6:59 a.m. and 7:28 a.m to commemorate the time each tower fell.
The fire bell will toll 411 times total to represent each first responder lost that day.
Capt. Brian Cole said his group is happy to pay their respects to a group of people doing exactly what they do every day,
"September 12th 2001 we made a pledge, the fire service nationwide said we'd never forget. And so we want to make sure that every year we've got someone out here remembering the sacrifice that those guys gave."
Capt. Cook invites the public to pay their respects any time at the before they retire the colors at 6:30 p.m.
The Kennewick 9/11 Memorial is on the northwest side of the intersection at Highway 395 and Hildebrand Boulevard.