Tacoma Fire hosts remembrance ceremony Sept. 11

On Sun., Sept. 11, the Tacoma Fire Department will honor the heroes and victims of 9/11 at a public remembrance ceremony at the Firefighter’s Memorial, 3301 Ruston Way. The remembrance ceremony starts at 9:30 a.m. with a prelude at 9:15 a.m., and interpreter services will be available. This event will be part of a nationwide salute to firefighters, police, emergency medical services workers and civilians who lost their lives that day. The program will include speeches by Mayor Marilyn Strickland, Tacoma Fire Chief Ronald W. Stephens and Tim Culver, retired firefighter/Command Sergeant Major, U.S. Army. Participants are encouraged to drop off peanut butter or other non-perishable food items in support of the Emergency Food Network.