Juneau Remembers 9/11

Nearly 200 people gathered Tuesday at Riverside Rotary Park to remember the victims of 9/11 and the first responders at Ground Zero.

The memorial ceremony was held in honor of the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks in New York, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania.

Past president of the Juneau-Glacier Valley Rotary Bill Peters gave opening remarks and Chaplain Sam Dalin gave an invocation. Two Juneau Police Department officers then hoisted the American flag and lowered it to half-staff.

The National Anthem was sung by Siara Kelly. Tim McLeod, also a past president of the Juneau-Glacier Valley Rotary, spoke about the significance of the 9/11 memorial at the park.

JPD Officer Patrick Vaughan and CCFR firefighter James Gilchrest gave remarks on their memories of that day, and how it affected their lives and the nation as the whole. Another past president of the rotary club, Carl Ferlauto, told the crowd the memorial ceremony was an invitation to remember.

The ceremony ended with the City of Juneau Pipe Band playing “Amazing Grace” from across the pond at the park, near a flag hoisted by CCFR.

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