City holds 9/11 ceremony Friday

An officer salutes the 9/11 memorial in a previous ceremony behind City Hall.

An officer salutes the 9/11 memorial in a previous ceremony behind City Hall.

The city of Fallon and the military community will honor those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001.

Fourteen years ago, terrorists hijacked four jet airliners and used two of them to bring down the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City. Another one flew into the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.

The fourth passenger jet never made it to its intended target; however, it crashed in a Pennsylvania field after passengers overwhelmed the hijackers.

Almost 3,000 people including those on the four passenger jets died on that day.

Bev Swirczek, secretary for the mayor and police department, said the 10 a.m. ceremony behind City Hall, which is open to anyone, remembers and honors the people who died on Sept. 11.

Swirczek said Chloe Overlie will lead the audience in the singing of the national anthem, and Lissa Overlie will sing Amazing Grace. The Navy JROTC color guard from Churchill County High School will represent the colors, and two second-grade classes from E. C. Best Elementary Schools will sing God Bless America.

To conclude the remembrance, first-response personnel followed by the public will lead a procession to place flowers on the 9/11 and War on Terror memorials. A small fragment of a steel beam from the Trade Center is also embedded in the memorial. Refreshments will be held after the ceremony.


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