City, county to remember Sept. 11 victims

The names of every person who died in the 2001 and 1993 attacks are inscribed into bronze panels edging the Memorial pools, a powerful reminder of the largest loss of life resulting from a foreign attack on American soil and the greatest single loss of rescue personnel in American history. Today, The Dunkirk Fire Department/Dunkirk Professional Firefighters Local 616 will be hosting its annual Sept. 11 ceremony at 9 a.m. at Fire Headquarters, 311 Eagle St. Dunkirk. Then at noon the local American Legion and the Chautauqua County Veterans Council will be holding a 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony in front of the Chautauqua County Courthouse, 1 N. Erie Street in Mayville. Both events are open to the public.

Amy R. King, who was born Oct. 20, 1971 in Jamestown, was a flight attendant on United Airlines flight 175, which crashed into the South Tower of the World Trade Center in New York City on Sept. 11, 2001. She was daughter of Stewart “Stub” and Sue Peterson King. She was especially close to her longtime boyfriend Michael Tarrou who also died in the crash.

Amy King’s name is part of the National September 11 Memorial in New York City.

The National September 11 Memorial is a tribute of remembrance and honor to the 2,977 people killed in the terror attacks of September 11, 2001 at the World Trade Center site, near Shanksville, Pa., and at the Pentagon, as well as the six people killed in the World Trade Center bombing in February 1993.

The Memorial’s twin reflecting pools are each nearly an acre in size and feature the largest manmade waterfalls in North America. The pools sit within the footprints where the Twin Towers once stood.The names of every person who died in the 2001 and 1993 attacks are inscribed into bronze panels edging the Memorial pools, a powerful reminder of the largest loss of life resulting from a foreign attack on American soil and the greatest single loss of rescue personnel in American history.

Today, The Dunkirk Fire Department/Dunkirk Professional Firefighters Local 616 will be hosting its annual Sept. 11 ceremony at 9 a.m. at Fire Headquarters, 311 Eagle St. Dunkirk.

Then at noon the local American Legion and the Chautauqua County Veterans Council will be holding a 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony in front of the Chautauqua County Courthouse, 1 N. Erie Street in Mayville.

Both events are open to the public.

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