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Ceremony at SLO fire station to mark 17th anniversary of 9/11

San Luis Obispo’s World Trade Center Memorial was dedicated outside Fire Station No. 1 on Santa Barbara Avenue in September 2015. A ceremony on Tuesday will mark the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
San Luis Obispo’s World Trade Center Memorial was dedicated outside Fire Station No. 1 on Santa Barbara Avenue in September 2015. A ceremony on Tuesday will mark the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. dmiddlecamp@thetribunenews.com

Reflections on “commitment,” bagpipes and a bell ceremony will highlight a Sept. 11 service at the San Luis Obispo World Trade Center Memorial on Tuesday.

The ceremony will be held from 8 to 11 a.m. at 2160 Santa Barbara Ave. Open comments will begin at 8:30 a.m.

The memorial at Fire Station 1, designed by artist Kathleen Caricof, pays tribute to the emergency workers who died, with 403 metal posts embedded in an arc. Dedicated in 2015, it also features a 1,500-pound steel beam from the World Trade Center.

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Nipomo Boy Scout Zachary Hall is building a memorial to first responders who died in the September 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center. The 9/11 memorial will be in front of the Arroyo Grande fire station.

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