9-11 Remembrance Ceremony Held - 15 Septembers Later
The San Marcos Fire Department held a remembrance ceremony on Sunday, September 11, 2016, 8:45am by the Fire Bell at San Marcos City Hall. It was the 15th anniversary since the terrorist attack on our country.
Firefighter Dennis Denham tolling the fire bell.The program opened with a welcome from Mayor Daniel Guerrero. The San Marcos Fire Department Honor Guard raised the flag that was flying over San Marcos City Hall the morning of Sept. 11, 2001.
Following the flag raising, Avis Harris-Caldwell sang the National Anthem, SMFD lead the Pledge of Allegiance, Mayor Guerrero read the 9-11 proclamation, Chief Stephens educated the attendees about fire tradition and tolling of the bell, and a moving performance from the San Marcos Fire Department Bagpipers. Everyone was asked for a moment of silent reflection.
Flowers were provided to place on the 9-11 Flower Memorial. May we never forget those who sacrificed their lives to keep our country 'Land of the Free and Home of the Brave.'