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City announces Sept. 11 ceremony


The City of San Marcos has announced a September 11 remembrance ceremony in front of San Marcos City Hall at 9 a.m. Saturday morning.

The ceremony will honor the lives lost in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

The public is invited to bring flowers that may be placed throughout the day in the 9/11 memorial wreath beside the fire bell in front of City Hall.

The program will include an honor guard of San Marcos firefighters and police officers, a flag ceremony, tolling of the bell, reading of a proclamation by Mayor Susan Narvaiz, and a moment of silence.

Each year on this date, the San Marcos Fire Department (SMFD) conducts a flag ceremony using the U.S. flag that flew over San Marcos City Hall on Sept. 11, 2001.

Saturday’s ceremony commemorates those who lost their lives on the hijacked American Airlines Flight 11, United Airlines Flight 175, American Airlines Flight 77, and United Airlines Flight 93, and the firefighters, police officers, EMS personnel, citizens, and volunteers who died when the towers burned and crumbled, and those who died in the rescue efforts.