Several ceremonies set for 9/11

Several ceremonies set for 9/11
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POSTED: Monday, September 9, 2013 - 3:09pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - 12:10pm

There are several ceremonies set in the area to commemorate the anniversary of 9-11.

El Paso Fire Department:

The El Paso Fire Department invites everyone to the 2013 9-11 Remembrance Memorial marking the 12th anniversary of the 9-11 attacks. It's at 9 a.m. at Firefighters Memorial Park located at 316 W. Overland. The program features El Paso’s public safety leaders – Sheriff Richard D. Wiles, Police Chief Greg Allen and Fire Chief Samuel Peña. They will also have a very special guest speaker, Ms. Victoria d’Angelo from the New York Police Department, who was working during the 9-11 attacks in New York City.

City of Las Cruces:

September 11, 2013 marks the 12th anniversary of the terrorist attacks against the United States. It also marks the fifth year that the City of Las Cruces Senior Programs and Retired Senior Volunteer Program will host a National Day of Service and Remembrance to honor those whose lives who were lost. Area senior citizens are invited to attend the event that begins at 9:30 a.m. in the new community garden behind Munson Center, 975 S. Mesquite St.

New Mexico State University ROTC:

New Mexico State University's Air Force and Army ROTC will remember 9/11 in a series of events beginning with a memorial run at 6 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11. A memorial service and flag ceremony will follow, and NMSU's Army ROTC will fire a cannon, marking the exact times the planes hit. The annual event is open to the public.

The cannon will be fired at 8:46 a.m. for American Airlines Flight 11; at 9:02 a.m. for United Airlines Flight 175; at 9:37 a.m. for American Airlines Flight 77; and at 10:03 a.m. for United Airlines Flight 93.

Prior to the events on the afternoon of Sept. 10, NMSU cadets will pay tribute to the nearly 3,000 victims of 9/11 with a chalking on International Mall.

For more information, contact Maj. Jason Adams at 575-646-2136.


9/11 Memorial Ceremony To Be Held At Space Museum: 

The Otero County Fire Fighters Association will hold their annual September 11th Memorial Ceremony on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013 at the New Mexico Museum of Space History in Alamogordo. The ceremony will be held in the Museum’s upper parking lot or, in the case of inclement weather, on the Museum’s patio.

The ceremony begins at 6:30 pm with a parade of fire apparatus from the Otero County Fairgrounds up Indian Wells Road to the New Mexico Museum of Space History. Once at the Museum, the ceremony continues with a slide show starting at 7:30 pm. The formal program will start at 8 pm. The ceremony is free to the public.

The evening’s Memorial Program will include a fire and police turnout ceremony, candle lighting and the symbolic lighting of the twin towers on the museum building. The Holloman Honor Guard will present flags for the fire and police officers who have died in the line of duty in Otero County. The Alamogordo High School Choir will provide music. 

The guest speaker is Retired Firefighter Archie Koenemund formerly from the Fire Department of New York City. Koenemund was working for the FDNY as a fire inspector at the time of the catastrophe. He worked “the pile” of debris following the collapse of the Twin Towers. 

The Memorial Ceremony is free to the public. Parking will be in the lot just above the IMAX Theater.

The public is invited to join in this solemn affair to commemorate the events on this day in 2001 when America and freedom were attacked on our home soil and so many heroes; fire, police and civilian alike came together to save tens of thousands of lives.

The New Mexico Museum of Space History is a division of the NM Department of Cultural Affairs. For more information, call 575-437-2840 or toll free 1-877-333-6589 or visit the website at


Horizon High School to Honor First Responders

Horizon High School will be having a ceremony to honor the heroes of 9/11 for Texas First Responders Day in collaboration with the Horizon Police Department.

The ceremony is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, September 11 at 9:25 a.m. in the main gym.

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