Local agencies hold 9/11 observances

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photoNolan Meyer and other Clark County Fire District 3 firefighters planted 304 American flags in front of the Hockinson station Monday in remembrance of the Sept. 11 attacks. A commemoration will be held at 6:58 a.m. today at the station, 17718 N.E. 159th St., one of several planned in Clark County.

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Several events will be held Tuesday over the span of 13 hours to commemorate the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. All observances are open to the public.

• At 6:58 a.m. in Hockinson, Fire District 3 will hold a memorial ceremony. District personnel will be in formation at the station at 17718 N.E. 159th St.

• At 8 a.m., Camas/Washougal firefighters will hold a ceremony outside the Camas Public Library, 625 N.E. Fourth Ave. Firefighters Local 2444 will host a breakfast in the library.

• At 8:40 a.m., Vancouver's police and fire departments will host a ceremony outside City Hall, 415 W. Sixth St., on the east side of the building.

• At 8 p.m., East County Fire & Rescue's ceremony will include the lighting of a display and a reading of the names of the 343 New York City firefighters who died in the attacks. The event at Station 91, 600 N.E. 267th Ave. in Camas, also includes a spaghetti dinner from 5:30 to 7 p.m. to help local charities.