Friday marks the nineteenth anniversary of four terrorist attacks that occurred September 11, 2001.
Its a somber day which resulted in the deaths of 2,977 people from 90 nations and more than 25,000 injuries. Since that tragic day, a 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony has been held at the Wilmington Fallen Firefighters Memorial located at 3403 Park Avenue.
Due to recommendations for social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19, a virtual ceremony event will be held this year at 8:30 a.m.
“The ceremony will look similar to years past,” said WFD Spokeswoman Rebekah Thurston.
WFD Chief Buddy Martinette, Deputy Chief Steve Mason and Former City Councilman Jason Thompson will be taking part in the 20-minute ceremony.
“The WFD Honor Guard will lower the flags and place a wreath at the base of the fallen firefighter statue,” said Thurston.