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Gallery: City pauses to remember Sept. 11, a solemn San Marcos tradition

PHOTO: City Manager Jared Miller and council member Jude Prather place carnations in a floral arrangement at the conclusion of Friday’s Sept. 11 remembrance ceremony. PHOTO by DON ANDERS


A s they have for 14 years, a cross-section of San Marcos people gathered in front of city hall to commemorate the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on Friday, Sept. 11. The ceremony is hosted by the San Marcos Fire Department, whose members raise the U.S. flag and then lower it to half-staff; ceremonially toll the old fire bell; and, in a potential tradition introduced this year, performed a piercing bagpipe arrangement of “Amazing Grace.”