This remembrance is in honor of the 10th anniversary of the tragic events that led to so many lives being lost — including firefighters, police officers, civilians and military personnel. This remembrance not only focuses on the lives lost at the World Trade Center in New York City, but also those lost at the Pentagon in Arlington, Va, and the crash site in Shanksville, Pa.
The Sparks Fire Department monument of the “Grieving Fireman,” a life size bronze statue, is a place to pay your respects, reflect on the sacrifices and to remember all those lost on Sept. 11, 2001.
The Sparks Fire Department will have a display featuring the names and pictures of all 343 New York City firefighters lost in the line of duty at Ground Zero. Also on display will be a memorial wreath of flowers, which was donated by Sparks Florist.
Residents are invited to leave flowers or other tokens of remembrance at the park at any time today. A short memorial ceremony is also scheduled for this date, and times are as follows for those wishing to attend:
• 9:45 a.m. – Placement of the memorial picture boards and memorial wreath
• 9:50 a.m. – Lowering of the flags to half-mast accompanied with Taps played by retired SFD Captain Vince Puliti
•10 a.m. – Observance of the Official Moment of Silence
The public also is invited to attend the 9/11 memorial events schedule to run in conjunction with the Great Reno Balloon Race. For details and schedule, visit www.renoballoon.com.
For further information, contact P.I.O. Tom Garrison, Division Chief/Administration, at 353-1618 or 527-3703 cell.