In the Spokane Valley Fire Department (SVFD) Administration building entryway is a 1,200-pound column from one of the Twin Towers that collapsed on September 11, 2001. The column serves as a daily memorial to the sacrifices made by so many on 9/11/2001. The column, number M009c, was given to SVFD by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
The collapse of the buildings left the site devastated, with ruins towering roughly 17 stories and spread beyond the 16-acre site. Thousands of volunteers came to Ground Zero to help with the rescue, recovery, and clean-up efforts, and on May 30, 2002, the last of piece of the World Trade Center steel was ceremonially removed.
Join Spokane Valley Fire Department this Saturday, September 11 as we remember.
WHERE: Spokane Valley Fire Department Administration Building, 2120 N Wilbur Rd
WHEN: September 11
TIME: 6:45 a.m., SVFD Deputy Chief Frank Soto will start the remembrance with a small speech
6:59 a.m., this is the moment the South Tower fell.
- Bell Ceremony by Captain Tag Baugh. Bells will ring throughout all SVFD Fire Stations.
- Following the bell ceremony, a moment of silence will be held.
- Following the moment of silence, the SVFD foyer will remain open until 12 p.m. to guests for personal reflection or remembrance