Today, Guelph’s emergency services personnel will pause at 9:59 a.m. to remember the fallen victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks.
Flags will also be lowered to half-mast.
“After 13 years, we continue to remember the fallen victims and our emergency services brothers and sisters who selflessly gave of themselves in responding to the attack at the World Trade Center in New York City,” says Shawn Armstrong, general manager of Emergency Services.
The New York Fire Department lost 340 firefighters, two paramedics and one chaplain when the World Trade Center buildings collapsed. Of the 2,996 fallen victims, 411 of the lives lost on September 11, 2001 were emergency workers trying to rescue people and fight fires.