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9/11 Memorial public service Tuesday at BSFD

STAFF REPORTS
Published on Monday, September 10, 2018

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Greenville County’s Boiling Springs Fire District will hold a public service at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday observing the 17th anniversary of the 2001 terror attacks on the United States.
 

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Greenville County’s Boiling Springs Fire District will hold a public service at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday observing the 17th anniversary of the 2001 terror attacks on the United States.

 

Greenville County’s Boiling Springs Fire District will hold a public service Tuesday morning observing the 17th anniversary of the 2001 terror attacks on the United States.

With the District’s 9/11 Memorial as the backdrop, the public and members of the fire service are invited to assemble at 8:30 a.m., with a brief observance beginning at 8:46 a.m. – marking the time that the North Tower of the World Trade Center was hit by American Airlines Flight 11 after being hijacked by terrorists.

The event will be conducted at the District’s headquarters located at 5020 Pelham Road (at the corner of Pelham and Garlington Roads) in Greenville County.

The District’s chaplain, the Rev. Dr. Gary Rogers, will make remarks and close the ceremony with the reading of “The Firefighter’s Prayer.” The event will also include participation by Boiling Springs Fire District’s Honor Guard.

BSFD 9/11 Memorial Plaza

• The World Trade Center Memorial Plaza is open to the public daily.

• The plaza’s centerpiece is a 6.5-foot I-Beam that was originally a part of the World Trade Center towers destroyed in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

• The beam measures 80 inches in length and weighs 1,360 pounds.

• The plaza’s construction was 100 percent privately funded from donated and discounted materials/labor and from monetary contributions.

 

 

 

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