9/11 Day Of Service, Memorials & Events In the Bay Area

There are ceremonies all over the Bay Area today (and obviously the nation) honoring and remembering all those affected by 9/11. 


A ceremony remembering the terrorist attacks of 9/11 will be held Tuesday at the 9/11 Memorial Garden in downtown Napa which features actual steel from the Twin Towers. For more information, click here.

San Francisco:

All San Francisco Fire stations will be holding ceremonies this morning, marking the 17th year since the 9/11 terrorist attacks. 

1. 0645 Hours PST - Apparatus roll out of bays, flanking the driveways on both sides.

2. 0658 Hours PST - Fire Department personnel assemble at attention in front of individual Station flag pole (or central location in front of station).

3. 0659 Hours PST - Time of South Tower Collapse - Apparatus bell rings 3-3-3- (3 sets of 3 chimes each). This signifies "The Last Alarm".

4. 0700 Hours PST - Lower Station flag to half-staff, observe one minute of silence.

5. 0702 Hours PST - Recognition Service - Read names aloud of each of the 343 Firefighters from FDNY.

6. Flags will remain at half-staff for the remainder of the day.

9/11 is also one of the biggest days of service.  It’s hard to believe it’s been 17 years since the terrorist attacks in America that killed 2,996 people, and injured thousands more. Remarkably, since the attacks, 9/11 has grown into the nation’s largest day of service. Join us on 9/11 Day by planning to do at least one good deed in observance of 9/11 and share it on social media with the hashtag #911day. Looking for a way to get involved? There are opportunities to help pack meals for those in need of food at the Bay Area Meal Pack Event. Let’s all work together to transform 9/11 from a day of tragedy into a day of doing good. For more info about 9/11 Day visit 911Day.org.

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