Clark County commemorates the 10-year anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C.
From somber memorials honoring lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001, to celebrations of the first responders who contributed to rescue efforts following the attacks of that day, a number of events have been scheduled in Clark County and beyond. Poetry Reading
A bronze monument representing figures of 9/11, as well as artifacts from two of the buildings that were attacked 10 years ago, will be on display Friday in Battle Ground and Saturday morning in Vancouver. Battle Ground artist Jim Demetro created the four-piece sculpture and picked it up at the foundry just in time for a series of events commemorating the 10th anniversary of 9/11.
Even here in Clark County, 3,000 miles from Ground Zero, the attacks of 9/11 had a powerful impact. The constant media coverage and shocking images burned in people’s minds. “I think almost everyone of a certain age feels they experienced that event,” said Vancouver psychologist Kirk Johnson, owner of Vancouver Guidance Clinic. “You can certainly experience the trauma of an event without actually being there.”