Hockinson firefighters will observe 9/11

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Fire District 3 in Hockinson will observe Patriot Day on Sunday morning to honor the nearly 3,000 people who were killed by the terrorist attacks against the United States on Sept. 11, 2001.

Fire personnel will assemble at 6:58 a.m. Sunday at Fire Station 31, 17718 N.E. 159th St.

That matches the local time when the first of the World Trade Center towers fell in the attacks 10 years ago; 343 New York fire personnel died in the collapse of the Twin Towers.

Speakers include Clark County Commissioner Marc Boldt and chaplain Mike White.

The public is invited. Coffee, juice and muffins will be served following the event.

Fire District 3 is continuing its tradition of flying 300 small flags on the front lawn of the fire station. Each flag represents 10 of the 2,977 people who were killed on 9/11.

Four larger flags on the lawn represent the four sites that were attacked.