Canby Fire holds its annual ceremony to salute and honor all the brave souls that perished on Sept. 11, 2001

COURTESY PHOTO: LEANNA BURSELL - Residents, fire fighters and others stand to watch the honor guard during the raising of the flag to half staff and the Bell Ceremony.

Canby Fire held its annual 9-11 Ceremony to salute and honor those brave souls who perished in the twin towers and the pentagon and from the plane downed by passengers in Pennsylvania. They also honored the 406 first responders who died that day going into the burning buildings to save people.

About 80 people attended the ceremony, which featured speakers including Fire Chief Jim Davis, Police Chief Brett Smith, Mayor Brian Hodson and State Representative Christine Drazan.

The Honor Guard held a bell ceremony, 9-11 movies were shown and Chaplain John Karay gave the invocation. Those attending were asked to join the firefighters after the ceremony for refreshments.

Carol Rosen
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