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Vancouver’s 9/11 remembrance ceremony

VANCOUVER — The city of Vancouver hosted a ceremony outside city hall today, to commemorate those lost in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

Dozens of area residents, elected officials and community leaders turned out to participate in the ceremony hosted by the City of Vancouver, the Vancouver Fire Department, the Vancouver Police Department, Waste Connections, and the Community Military Appreciation Committee,

ClarkCountyToday.com reporter Jacob Granneman was on hand to capture the images of the event.

Vancouver Fire Department firefighters post the colors at the 9/11 ceremony in front of vancouver City Hall. This marks the 17th year since the attack on the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington D.C. and the field in Shanksville, PA. Vancouver has conducted this local ceremony for the past several years. Photo by Jacob Granneman
Vancouver Fire Department firefighters post the colors at the 9/11 ceremony in front of vancouver City Hall. This marks the 17th year since the attack on the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington D.C. and the field in Shanksville, PA. Vancouver has conducted this local ceremony for the past several years. Photo by Jacob Granneman
Dozens turn out to participate in the ceremony hosted by the City of Vancouver, the Vancouver Fire Department, the Vancouver Police Department, Waste Connections, and the Community Military Appreciation Committee, (CMAC). Photo by Jacob Granneman
Dozens turn out to participate in the ceremony hosted by the City of Vancouver, the Vancouver Fire Department, the Vancouver Police Department, Waste Connections, and the Community Military Appreciation Committee, (CMAC). Photo by Jacob Granneman
Dozens turn out to participate in the ceremony hosted by the City of Vancouver, the Vancouver Fire Department, the Vancouver Police Department, Waste Connections, and the Community Military Appreciation Committee, (CMAC). Photo by Jacob Granneman
Dozens turn out to participate in the ceremony hosted by the City of Vancouver, the Vancouver Fire Department, the Vancouver Police Department, Waste Connections, and the Community Military Appreciation Committee, (CMAC). Photo by Jacob Granneman
Dozens turn out to participate in the ceremony hosted by the City of Vancouver, the Vancouver Fire Department, the Vancouver Police Department, Waste Connections, and the Community Military Appreciation Committee, (CMAC). Photo by Jacob Granneman
Dozens turn out to participate in the ceremony hosted by the City of Vancouver, the Vancouver Fire Department, the Vancouver Police Department, Waste Connections, and the Community Military Appreciation Committee, (CMAC). Photo by Jacob Granneman
Dozens turn out to participate in the ceremony hosted by the City of Vancouver, the Vancouver Fire Department, the Vancouver Police Department, Waste Connections, and the Community Military Appreciation Committee, (CMAC). Photo by Jacob Granneman
Dozens turn out to participate in the ceremony hosted by the City of Vancouver, the Vancouver Fire Department, the Vancouver Police Department, Waste Connections, and the Community Military Appreciation Committee, (CMAC). Photo by Jacob Granneman
Col. Larry J. Smith-(Ret) USA welcomes people to the ceremony, while introducing the speakers from branches of law enforcement, military, and the fire department. Photo by Jacob Granneman
Col. Larry J. Smith-(Ret) USA welcomes people to the ceremony, while introducing the speakers from branches of law enforcement, military, and the fire department. Photo by Jacob Granneman
The Vancouver Fire Department and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, (VFW), stand in the shadow of the I5 bridge, listening to the welcome speech delivered by Col. Larry J. Smith-(Ret) USA. Photo by Jacob Granneman
The Vancouver Fire Department and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, (VFW), stand in the shadow of the I5 bridge, listening to the welcome speech delivered by Col. Larry J. Smith-(Ret) USA. Photo by Jacob Granneman
Vancouver Fire Department chaplain, Pete Schrater, delivers the invocation of prayer at the Vancouver 9/11 ceremony. Schrater encouraged the crowd to remember the sacrifice so many firefighters gave on Sept. 11, when they are faced with challenges. Photo by Jacob Granneman
Vancouver Fire Department chaplain, Pete Schrater, delivers the invocation of prayer at the Vancouver 9/11 ceremony. Schrater encouraged the crowd to remember the sacrifice so many firefighters gave on Sept. 11, when they are faced with challenges. Photo by Jacob Granneman
Imagery of the original stained glass piece created by Clark County resident, Gerald Siegel, sits on display at the ceremony commemorating the 9/11 attacks. Photo by Jacob Granneman
Imagery of the original stained glass piece created by Clark County resident, Gerald Siegel, sits on display at the ceremony commemorating the 9/11 attacks. Photo by Jacob Granneman
Vancouver Mayor, Anne McEnerny-Ogle, delivers a speech at the 9/11 ceremony just beyond the steps of city hall. This was Mayor McEnerny-Ogle’s first ceremony as the official mayor of Vancouver. “The true strength of this nation is in our determination and our toughness,” McEnerny-Ogle said. Photo by Jacob Granneman
Vancouver Mayor, Anne McEnerny-Ogle, delivers a speech at the 9/11 ceremony just beyond the steps of city hall. This was Mayor McEnerny-Ogle’s first ceremony as the official mayor of Vancouver. “The true strength of this nation is in our determination and our toughness,” McEnerny-Ogle said. Photo by Jacob Granneman
Vancouver Police Department Officers help post the colors at the 9/11 ceremony in front of vancouver City Hall. They are joined by members of the Community Military Appreciation Committee, (CMAC). Photo by Jacob Granneman
Vancouver Police Department Officers help post the colors at the 9/11 ceremony in front of vancouver City Hall. They are joined by members of the Community Military Appreciation Committee, (CMAC). Photo by Jacob Granneman
Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, (VFW), Washington chapter, conduct the rifle salute and playing of Taps on the bugle at the city’s 9/11 ceremony. Photo by Jacob Granneman
Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, (VFW), Washington chapter, conduct the rifle salute and playing of Taps on the bugle at the city’s 9/11 ceremony. Photo by Jacob Granneman
Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, (VFW), Washington chapter, conduct the rifle salute and playing of Taps on the bugle at the city’s 9/11 ceremony. Photo by Jacob Granneman
Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, (VFW), Washington chapter, conduct the rifle salute and playing of Taps on the bugle at the city’s 9/11 ceremony. Photo by Jacob Granneman
Vancouver Firefighters perform the traditional, “Amazing Grace,” on the bagpipes outside of Vancouver City Hall for the 9/11 ceremony. Photo by Jacob Granneman
Vancouver Firefighters perform the traditional, “Amazing Grace,” on the bagpipes outside of Vancouver City Hall for the 9/11 ceremony. Photo by Jacob Granneman
Vancouver Firefighters perform the traditional, “Amazing Grace,” on the bagpipes outside of Vancouver City Hall for the 9/11 ceremony. Photo by Jacob Granneman
Vancouver Firefighters perform the traditional, “Amazing Grace,” on the bagpipes outside of Vancouver City Hall for the 9/11 ceremony. Photo by Jacob Granneman
Vancouver Firefighters perform the traditional, “Amazing Grace,” on the bagpipes outside of Vancouver City Hall for the 9/11 ceremony. Photo by Jacob Granneman
Vancouver Firefighters perform the traditional, “Amazing Grace,” on the bagpipes outside of Vancouver City Hall for the 9/11 ceremony. Photo by Jacob Granneman
Doves are released at 9/11 ceremony in downtown Vancouver, in connection to the Holy Spirit, in the Christian faith, and a universal symbol of peace. Photo by Jacob Granneman
Doves are released at 9/11 ceremony in downtown Vancouver, in connection to the Holy Spirit, in the Christian faith, and a universal symbol of peace. Photo by Jacob Granneman
Motorcycles belonging to members of the Patriot Guard Riders, many adorned with American flags, line the sidewalk surrounding the 9/11 ceremony outside of Vancouver City Hall. Photo by Jacob Granneman
Motorcycles belonging to members of the Patriot Guard Riders, many adorned with American flags, line the sidewalk surrounding the 9/11 ceremony outside of Vancouver City Hall. Photo by Jacob Granneman
The symbolic wreath placed at the foot of the half-staff American flag; placed by Col. Michael Burton-(Ret) USAF. Photo by Jacob Granneman
The symbolic wreath placed at the foot of the half-staff American flag; placed by Col. Michael Burton-(Ret) USAF. Photo by Jacob Granneman
First responders, speakers and members of the Young Marines, pose for a group photo at the conclusion of the 2018 9/11 Ceremony in Vancouver. Photo by Jacob Granneman
First responders, speakers and members of the Young Marines, pose for a group photo at the conclusion of the 2018 9/11 Ceremony in Vancouver. Photo by Jacob Granneman
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Jacob Granneman

Jacob Granneman is a filmmaker and writer from northern Clark County. He is a recent graduate of Washington State University’s Edward R. Murrow College, where he studied media production. His passions range from cinematography, to meeting new folks, to going on adventures in the rugged Pacific Northwest. He lives with his wife in Vancouver, WA.

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