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Ankeny Fire Department Invites Public to 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

This ceremony will follow the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) Recommendations

Post Date:09/05/2018 12:38 p.m.

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. 


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