The Turlock Fire Department is inviting the public to join them for a Sept. 11 memorial ceremony that will include the unveiling of a vestige of the World Trade Center.
The fire department will have a 12 x 12 piece of steel from one of the towers on display at Fire Station 31 and will serve as a physical reminder of the lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001, especially among New York City’s Fire Department.
“Seventeen years ago, the Fire Alarm – Manhattan ERS Box 55-8-0-7, came in at the World Trade Center,” said Turlock Fire Chief Robert Talloni in a news release. “A staggering 343 firefighters died that day and another 186 were seriously injured. It has been said, ‘The deadliest day in America is still killing people.’ Since that date, 181 additional firefighters have died due to illnesses related to the attacks. The New York City Police Department and the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey lost 23 and 37 officers, respectively and the number of military personnel perished in the attacks totals 55. Collectively, almost 3,000 innocent people were killed and over 6,000 were injured.”
The Turlock City Fire cordially extends an open invitation to all community members to see, touch, and feel this piece of steel and be reminded of the events of that day.
The annual Sept. 11 Memorial Ceremony will be held at 8 a.m. Sept. 11 at Fire Station #31, located at 540 East Marshall St.