Thu. Nov 30th, 2023

In an annual San Francisco ceremony to honor those killed in the 9/11 terrorist attacks, every San Francisco Fire Department facility participates – but this year the ceremony is being held during unprecedented times.

The ceremony begins at 6:45 a.m. At 6:58 a.m., fire personnel
assemble at attention. At 6:59 a.m., which 19 years ago was the time of the
south tower collapse, a bell will ring with three sets of three chimes,
signifying the last alarm. A minute later, flags will be lowered to half staff,
and at 7:02 a.m. the names of 343 fire fighters will be read aloud.

This year, with the ceremony taking place in the midst of a
pandemic, the fire department is using technology to allow folks to watch while
maintaining social distancing.

The ceremonies will be broadcast live on the SFFD Facebook


By Arlene Huff

Arlene Huff is the founding member of Golden State Online. Before that She was a general assignment reporter. A native Californian, she graduated from the University of California with a degree in medical anthropology and global health. She currently lives in Los Angeles.

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