Fire departments plan 9/11 memorial

On Sept. 11 Naval Air Station Whidbey Island Fire Department, Oak Harbor Fire Department Fire Department and North Whidbey Fire Department will co-host a 10-year memorial service at 1 p.m. at Windjammer Park.

The fire departments from the Naval Air Station Whidbey Island and Oak Harbor will have crossed ladders displaying the American Flag. Guest speakers include Captain Jay Johnston, Commanding Officer NAS Whidbey; Island County Sheriff Mark Brown; Oak Harbor Mayor Jim Slowik and Marv Koorn, chief North Whidbey Fire and Rescue.

Captain Johnston was at the Pentagon  at the time of the attack.

Posting of the Colors shall be provided by the United States Marine Corp, Whidbey Detachment.

Sara Reinstra will sign the National Anthem, while a bagpipe version of “Amazing Grace” will be  performed by the Whidbey Island Pipe Band.

A picnic honoring all fire, EMS, police and invited guests will be served after the ceremony.

The public is invited and encouraged to attend this memorial service.


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