Honoring Sept.11 in Spokane

September 11, 2011 6:56 p.m.  •  0 comments

A number of Sept. 11 memorial events were held in Spokane on Sunday, Sept.11, 2011, including the Spokane Valley Fire Department’s placement of a 1,200-pound column from the World Trade Center in the department’s new administration building,

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An honor guard prepares to carry a 1,200 pound beam recovered from the World Trade Center into the new Spokane Valley Fire Department administration building during a ceremony, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011. The beam was given to the SVFD by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and will serve as a memorial to the sacrifices made by so many on Sept. 11.

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A flag that flew over New York City on July 4, 2011, rests on a 1,200 pound beam that was recovered from the World Trade Center prior to a ceremony at the new Spokane Valley Fire Department administration building, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011.

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Members of the Spokane County Firefighters Pipe and Drum Band watch as a 1,200 pound steel beam recovered from the World Trade Center is placed in the new Spokane Valley Fire Department new administration building, Sunday, Sept., 11, 2011.

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SVFD Captain’s Pat Schaffer, right, and Captain Tag Baugh hoist a 1,200 pound steel beam that was recovered from the World Center into the new SVFD new administration building, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011.

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Spokane Valley Fire Department Deputy Chief Larry Rider, far right in white, and SVFD Captain Tag Baugh, left on beam, snug a 1,200 pound beam recovered from the World Trade Center into it’s final resting spot in a ceremony at the new SVFD administration building, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011.

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Spokane firefighter Ben Giese, center, approaches the 19th floor during the Spokane 9/11 Memorial Stairclimb at the Bank of America building, Sunday, Sept 11, 2011. Each participant climbed 110 stories, which was the number of floors on the Twin Towers, and, carried a photo and a biography of a first responder who died on Sept. 11.

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Spokane firefighter Kurt Cole gasps for air as he reaches the 19th floor during the Spokane 9/11 Memorial Stairclimb at the Bank of America building, Sunday, Sept 11, 2011.

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A Spokane firefighter stops and gasps for air as he reaches the 19th floor during the Spokane 9/11 Memorial Stairclimb at the Bank of America building, Sunday, Sept 11, 2011.

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A team of firefighters from the Fairchild Fire Department arrive at the top floor of the Bank of America Building after finishing the Spokane 9/11 Memorial Stairclimb, Sunday, Sept, 11, 2011.

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Spokane Interstate Fair patrons move to the sides of the food court as a Patriots Day Parade lead by the Washington State Patrol marches to the Grandstands for a memorial ceremony to honor those who have fallen and those who were saved on Sept. 11.

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Members of the Fairchild AFB Honor Guard presented the colors during a Patriots Day ceremony at the Spokane Interstate Fair to honor those who have fallen and those who were saved on Sept. 11.

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An honor guard representing area law enforcement agencies placed a wreath at the podium during a Patriots Day ceremony at the Spokane Interstate Fair to honor those who have fallen and those who were saved on Sept. 11.

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