Sunday, September 11, 2011

September 11th Remembrance Ceremony

Members of the Arcadia Police Officers' Association (APOA) joined the Arcadia Firefighters Association (AFFA) in a September 11th Remembrance Ceremony this morning, honoring those public safety professionals who paid the ultimate sacrifice ten years ago today, September 11, 2001.  The ceremony included a roll call of those lost that day our Nation was attacked, an honor guard and wreath laying, a traditional bell ceremony, reflections, song, and prayer.

In attendance were members of the community, members of the armed forces who call Arcadia their home, City dignitaries, and proud members of both the Arcadia Police and Fire Departments, current and retired.

During the ceremony, the AFFA paid special tribute to the FDNY Dean Street Station, Ladder Truck 105, whose station lost seven heroes on 9/11.  The Dean Street crew shares the same unit designation as AFD Station 105, Ladder Truck 105, and AFD personnel have enjoyed a relationship with the FDNY crew over the years since 9/11.  Photos of the seven FDNY Ladder Truck 105 heroes were displayed at the ceremony.

See additional photos of the ceremony on both the APD and APOA Facebook pages.    

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