KENNEWICK, Wash. - Nearly 3,000 people died on Sept. 11, 2001. To pay respect, hundreds come to the memorial monument in Kennewick at the Southridge Sports Complex.
At 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, a memorial service will be held at the steel beam given to the city. Speakers will reflect on the events of that day in New York City and Pennsylvania. The numbers of those deceased from the attacks, the first responders, and those who have been killed in the War on Terror will be read.
They'll also have a benediction. Honor guard members will remove the flag from the monument and raise a new one followed by the playing of taps.
The Kennewick Fire Department is displaying an American flag on their fire truck next to the monument.
Local honor guard members will change all morning up until the memorial service.