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Tribute planned in Niagara Falls on anniversary of 9/11

NIAGARA FALLS – Police and firefighters in Niagara Falls will remember first responders who made the ultimate sacrifice following the collapse of the World Trade Center on the 14th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attack..

The observance will begin in silence and in full uniform at 9:58 a.m. at the flagpoles of city fire stations. At 9:59 a.m. the city’s central alarm will sound at the time of the South Tower collapse. An announcement over the radio system will be followed by a minute of silence.

At 10:05 a.m. there will be a ceremony at Fire House 8 Memorial Park, at Royal Avenue and Hyde Park Boulevard, with honor guard and police in attendance. Mayor Paul Dyster and Fire Chief Thomas Colangelo are expected address the gathering. The attacks took the lives of 343 firefighters and 23 police and 37 Port Authority officers in New York City.