LOCAL EVENTS REMEMBER 9/11
Memorial ceremonies, a wreath march and the reopening of a fire station are among the events being held.
Events are planned in the central San Joaquin Valley commemorating the 18th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, including:
CALIFORNIA 9/11 MEMORIAL, CLOVIS
Ribbon-cutting and unveiling ● for a first look at an expansion of the memorial, 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9. 3500 Pelco Way (renamed Never Forget Lane), near intersection of Dakota and Peach avenues, Clovis. california911memorial.com.
Memorial ceremony, 8:30 ● a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11. Program begins 8:40 a.m., dispatch calls 8:46 a.m. and ceremony 8:52 a.m. Memorial open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Fresno County Office of ● Education OneVoice Event 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11. An afternoon of music and poetry, “a more uplifting celebration of the unity and spirt of our nation and our community,” according to organizers.
FRESNO CITY COLLEGE
Memorial Wreath March, 9 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11. 1101 E. University Ave. (Starts near the main fountain area and proceeds to the Veterans Peace Memorial near the bookstore.) Followed by the Veterans Peace Memorial BBQ 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the University Mall. fresnocitycollege.edu.
Fire Station No. 2 grand ● re-opening of the station and remembering the 343 FDNY firefighters and 2,753 civilians who lost their lives in 9/11 attacks. Ceremony 8:46 a.m., Fire Chief Dan Perkins presention noon, sidewalk CPR 3 p.m. Sept. 11, 1880 S. Bethel Ave. cityofkingsburg-ca.gov.
TARPEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, CLOVIS
The school’s 17th annual ● commemoration starts with an 8 a.m. flag salute, inviting active or retired military members of any branch, or retired fire fighters, police or first responders to attend. After school, the Student Council takes its patriot’s walk to Clovis Fire Station No. 2 to deliver baked foods, fruit, gift cards and more that parents and staff have donated. tarpey.cusd.com.