Low-key Sept. 11 observances set

By MELISSA ARNOLD State Journal Staff Writer Published:

The second anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks will be observed Thursday both locally and nationally.

Lt. Dan Shouse, public information officer for the Frankfort Fire and EMS, said the department will be keeping its remembrance simple and respectful.

"The stations will have their fire apparatus outside, and we will lower the flags to half-mast," he said. "Then at 8:46 a.m., the time the first airplane hit the (World Trade Center) tower, we will turn the lights of the fire engines on and have dispatch do a last call for all of the 343 firefighters and 98 police officers who lost their lives. We will follow that with a moment of silence for everyone who lost their life that day."

Shouse said the mayor, the county fire department and the city police have been invited to join.

City police Maj. Walter Wilhoite said they will be participating in the fire department's program.

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