Community members, firefighters and law enforcement officers pay their respects to the more than 3,000 people who lost their lives — including many fire fighters and law enforcement officials — during the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. File photos

Susanville Fire Department honors those brave lost souls on Sept. 11

Susanville Fire Department Explorers Lucas Williams, left, Erin Nickell and Bradley Wood lay a wreath during a previous Sept. 11 Remembrance Ceremony.

President Franklin D. Roosevelt called the Dec. 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor “a date which will live in infamy.”  Americans of later generations also remember the infamous terrorist attack on our homeland at the World Trade Center that claimed nearly 3,000 innocent lives, including 343 firefighters.

The Susanville Fire Department remembers the events of Sept. 11 at 7:05 a.m. Monday, Sept. 11, in front of the fire station on Main Street.

According to a statement from the SFD, “As we approach the solemn anniversary of Sept. 11, we invite you to join us in honoring the memory of the brave first responders and civilians who lost their lives on that fateful day. This year marks 22 years since the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001, and we believe it is essential to come together as a community to remember and pay our respects.

“Our September 11th Remembrance Ceremony aims to bring our community together to reflect, remember and show gratitude for the courage and resilience displayed by so many during and after the events of 9/11.

“We encourage all first responders and members of our local community to attend this ceremony. It is an opportunity for us to stand in unity, pay our respects and remind ourselves of the strength and resilience that can emerge from tragedy.

“We look forward to your presence at this meaningful event as we come together to remember and honor those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001.”

For more information, call the SFD at (530) 257-5152.