September 11 – A Day of Remembrance

Published on September 09, 2021

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Joy Johnston
Interim Communications Program Manager

KIRKLAND, Wash. - The community is invited to attend a September 11 remembrance ceremony at 8 a.m., Saturday, September 11 at Kirkland City Hall.

Meant to remember and honor the lives of those killed in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the ceremony includes a welcome by Mayor Penny Sweet, an invocation and benediction by Pastor Vince Armfield, a bagpipes performance by Redmond Firefighter Steve Gengo, and Taps will be performed by Kirkland Firefighter Kent Moffitt. Our featured speakers include Washington State Representative and former Kirkland Mayor Larry Springer, Mayor Sweet, Fire Chief Joe Sanford and Police Chief Cherie Harris. The Kirkland Police and Fire Honor Guard will lower the flag and lay a ceremonial wreath to commemorate the fallen.         

The City extends a huge thank you to the hard-working team of volunteers who will rise before dawn on Saturday to place approximately 3,000 flags throughout Kirkland, as a tribute to those who lost their lives 20 years ago.

The City of Kirkland is following COVID-19 protocols as guided by Public Health – Seattle & King County. Masks and social distancing are strongly encouraged, and we appreciate our community’s cooperation and understanding. Kirkland City Hall is located at 123 5th Ave.