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.
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.