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Posted on: August 22, 2017

[ARCHIVED] City to Remember Tragedy, Heroes of Sept. 11, 2001

9-11 Memorial

The City of San Marcos will hold a remembrance ceremony to commemorate the heroes and victims of 9-11 at 8:45 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017 at City Hall, 630 E. Hopkins.


The program will open with a welcome from City Manager, Bert Lumbreras, Mayor John Thomaides will follow with a proclamation and introduce guest speaker, Retired Major General Chris Adams. 


General Adams’ air force career spanned 31 years of active duty, flying 8,000 hours and did two tours in Vietnam.  His flying included the Mighty B-36 and B-52 Bombers, the C-47 “Gooney Bird” in Vietnam and numerous others.  One of his many awards includes the Air Force Distinguished Service Medal.  Adams is a published author of eleven books, including cold war history and spy novels.


The San Marcos Fire Department Honor Guard will raise the flag that was flying over San Marcos City Hall the morning of Sept. 11, 2001.


Following the flag raising will be renditions of the Pledge of Allegiance, National Anthem sung by San Marcos Firefighter Captain Sean Garrison, as well as a performance from the San Marcos Fire Department Bagpipers.


The historical fire bell in front of City Hall will then be tolled in honor of the first responders who perished on 9-11 with a moment of silent reflection.


The public is invited to attend the ceremony and to place flowers on the Flower Memorial afterward.


For more information, contact the San Marcos Fire Department at 512.805.2660.

Engineer Richard Howser tolled the fire bell at previous 9-11 Remembrance Ceremony.

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