DOUGLAS — As the nation prepares to remember the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the Douglas Fire Department will hold a public memorial Saturday.
The event will take place at 9 a.m. at the 10th Street Park.
Douglas Fire Chief Kevin Lomeli, Mayor Donald Huish and Douglas Police Chief Kraig Fullen will be on hand, offering remarks.
A U.S. Border Patrol bagpiper will be present and members of the DFD and DPD will serve in the honor guard.
Lomeli announced that 10th Street, in front of the park, will be closed during the ceremony as DFD’s Ladder 1 will be displaying its large U.S. flag. Two wreaths, one for the victims of 9/11 and the second for those who have died from the results of 9/11, will be presented. There will be a flag-folding ceremony in the park.
The chief also announced that all day Saturday there will be 343 U.S. flags on display in front of the fire station on 10th Street.
Beginning at dusk until 11 p.m. there will be a tribute in lights, with two projections of light in the sky from the fire station, signifying the twin towers.
The public is invited to attend the event.