Temple firefighters to hold 9/11 memorial service

Published: Sep. 8, 2018 at 3:26 PM CDT
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The Temple Fire Department announced Saturday that it will hold a 9/11 Memorial Service on Tuesday, September 11, 2018, at Central Fire Station, located at 210 North 3rd Street.

According to the news release, members of the public are invited to the service which begins at 8:55 a.m.

Fire Chief Mitchell Randles and City Manager Brynn Myers will provide opening remarks.

Then at 8:59 a.m., the ringing of the bell will mark the collapse of the World Trade Center South Tower, followed by a moment of silence.

The ringing of the bell is a fire department custom commemorating a line of duty death.

This year, the service will include a short reflection and timeline of Tuesday, September 11, 2001.

The service will conclude with a second ringing of the bell marking the collapse of the North Tower and the playing of bagpipes.

The September 11th service memorializes the people who died at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

The service also remembers the families of those who died that day.

For people unable to attend, the department asks that they observe a minute of silence from 8:59 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.