Community members gather to observe 20th anniversary of 9/11 terrorist attacks on America

Event at Vancouver Waterfront organized by the Community Military Appreciation Committee and the city of Vancouver

Area residents gathered Saturday for a 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony to honor the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on America.

Vancouver and the Community Military Appreciation Committee are holding a ceremony Saturday morning on the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on America, honoring the heroes from that day
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The Community Military Appreciation Committee (CMAC) and the city of Vancouver organized the event to honor the fallen and also the heroes from that day.

“Clark County has a military history going all the way back to 1848. It’s always been an area that prides itself on commemorating heroism, bravery, commitment, and service,” said Col. Michael Burton (USAF Ret.), co-chair of CMAC, prior to the event. “Certainly what happened on 9/11 is one of those days all of those things came together. Clark County wants to recognize that on this day.”

State and local elected leaders, along with officials from Vancouver Fire, were scheduled to speak at the ceremony, which began with a flyover of F-15s courtesy of the 142nd Wing of the Oregon Air National Guard. 

Fire boats and PT boats were positioned on the Columbia River. Doves were released from one of the boats.

Saturday marked the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on America that killed nearly 3,000 people from all walks of life — civilians, first responders, military.

Photos and video provided by Andi Schwartz.

Lewis & Clark Young Marines
Bob Lowther, Portland Highland Guard
Vancouver Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle speaks to the Lewis & Clark Young Marines
Vancouver Fire Department
Patriot Guard Riders
Patriot Guard Riders
Rep. Vicki Kraft, 17th District
Colonel Larry J. Smith, (Ret.) USA, Co-Chairman, Community Military Appreciation Committee
VFW Post 7824 Honor Guard
Vancouver Fire Department Honor Guard
Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle, City of Vancouver
Division Chief Tom O’Connor, Vancouver Fire Department
Assistant Police Chief Troy Price, Vancouver Police Department
Council Chair Eileen Quiring O’Brien, Clark County
Senator Annette Cleveland, Washington State
Lieutenant Governor Denny Heck, Washington State
Vancouver Fire Department Honor Guard
SAVE THE BOAT-PT 658
Bob Lowther, Portland Highland Guard
Rifle salute by the VFW Post 7824 Honor Guard
Vancouver Fire Department
Vancouver Fire Department

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204TH ARMY BAND
Vancouver Fire Department and Lewis & Clark Young Marines
Vancouver Fire Department lowers flag
Lewis & Clark Young Marines

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Joseph Fanning
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Joseph Fanning
7 days ago

Thank you to CMAC for presenting another 9/11 commemoration service. What a beautiful morning and a great feeling of everyone casting aside their differences and coming together. Never forget the sacrifices made that day.

Dai chu
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Dai chu
7 days ago

Thankyou for every beautiful work. God bless you and God bless America.

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