Sept. 11 community tribute announced

| September 3, 2020 1:00 AM

BONNERS FERRY — The community is paying tribute to those whose lives were lost or permanently impacted by the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

The event, sponsored by the Boundary County Chaplain Corps and the city of Bonners Ferry, the local commemoration will be held in the downtown Visitor Center parking lot on Friday, Sept. 11, at 8:30 a.m. Representatives of emergency services agencies will be in attendance, and the public is urged to attend to remember and reflect upon one of the most momentous days in the nation's history, Len Pine, president of the Boundary County Chaplain Corps, said in a press release.

The commemoration will feature a tolling of the bell at the corresponding times of the jets’ striking the twin towers in New York, a reading to remember the sacrifice and courage of the passengers on Flight 93 in Pennsylvania, and a final bell toll to honor the dead at the Pentagon, Shanksville, and the first responders who perished in New York that horrific day, Pine said. The Boundary County Fire Rescue Honor Guard will present the colors. The Patriot Guard and members of the American Legion also plan to be in attendance.

The community is invited to come and demonstrate to the region "that Boundary County honors and emulates the courage in the face of tragedy that was so abundantly seen in the events of 9/11," Pine said.

The event will take place, rain or shine, at the north end of the Visitor Center parking lot.

Information: Len Pine, 208-946-9761