9/11 memorial events planned in Las Vegas on Friday

Local police and fire agencies will mark the eighth anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, at dozens of ceremonies Friday, and the public is invited to attend.

A ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. at the Clark County Government Center Amphitheater, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway, to remember the firefighters and officers who lost their lives.

Honor guards from all Las Vegas Valley fire departments will participate, and speakers will be on hand to honor the 343 firefighters and several other service officers who died during the attacks, county Fire Department spokesman Scott Allison said.

Also on Friday, city of Las Vegas firefighters will gather at flagpoles in front of their fire stations at 6:55 a.m.

At 6:59 a.m., the time the south tower of the World Trade Center collapsed, fire dispatchers will sound three sets of bell tones over the department’s radio communication channel.

A U.S. flag that once flew over the World Trade Center will be hoisted to half-staff in front of city Fire Station 5 at 1020 Hinson St., just north of Charleston Boulevard.

 

 

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