Ankeny Fire Department Invites Public to 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony
This ceremony will follow the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) Recommendations
ANKENY, Iowa (Sept. 5, 2018) – It has been 17 years since our nation suffered terrible losses on 9/11/2001. The Ankeny Fire Department will honor those individuals who lost their lives in New York, Washington DC and Shanksville, Pa. at a special ceremony.
9/11/01 REMEMBRANCE CEREMONY
Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018
Gathering: 8:15 a.m. / Program: 8:30 a.m.
Ankeny Fire Station, 120 NW Ash Drive, Ankeny, IA
Fire Department personnel and guests assemble at the main entrance to the station
Gathering Music: Sam Mitchell, City of Ankeny, Library Director, US Coast Guard Pipe Band
Opening Prayer: Department Chaplain Aaron Hannemann, Assoc. Pastor St. Paul Lutheran Church, Lead Pastor: The Gate
Welcome: Mayor Gary Lorenz
Fire Chief’s Message: James S. Clack, Fire Chief
Explanation of the Moment of Silence with Bells: James Clack, Fire Chief
Time of the South Tower Collapse: Apparatus bell rings – Mark Amann, Firefighter/Paramedic
One Minute of Complete Silence
Amazing Grace: Sam Mitchell, City of Ankeny, Library Director, US Coast Guard Pipe Band
Closing Prayer: Department Chaplain, Eric Pasanchin, Ankeny Presbyterian Church
IAFC recommends the remembrance of the day should include all the victims of the tragedy on 9/11: fire service, law enforcement and civilians alike, including the families of those who were lost. The event will not focus solely on the World Trade Center, but will also include a remembrance of all three attack sites: the World Trade Center in New York City; the Pentagon in Arlington, Va.; and the crash-site in Shanksville, Pa.
For more information regarding the Remembrance Ceremony, please contact Deputy Chief Prowant at 515-965-6472 or firstname.lastname@example.org.