Vancouver to host 9/11 memorial ceremony



Vancouver will host a Patriot Day ceremony in remembrance of the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

The event will be at 11 a.m. Sept. 11 at the Vancouver Landing Amphitheater, by the Red Lion Hotel Vancouver at the Quay.

Speakers will include Mayor Tim Leavitt, Vancouver Police Chief Clifford Cook, Vancouver Fire Chief Joe Molina and Clark County Sheriff Garry Lucas. The event will feature a flyover by the Portland Air National Guard, music from the Vancouver Fire Department Pipe and Drum Band, a flag ceremony and a balloon release in honor of the first responders who lost their lives in the attacks.

Police, fire and U.S. Coast Guard will have vehicles, boats and equipment on display.