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Public invited to ‘Never forget 9/11’ ceremony

Public invited to 'Never forget 9/11' ceremony

The public is invited to a 9/11 memorial service at 9:11 am at the Clark County Government Center in downtown Las Vegas at 500 S. Grand Central Parkway. A free car show will follow in the parking lot of the Government Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m

The Sunday 11 Septembere the event will be attended by the Las Vegas Multiagency Honor Guard, comments from Frank Pizarro, a firefighter who survived the 2001 attack in New York City that day, comments from Clark County Commissioner Marilyn Kirkpatrick and Commission Chair Jim Gibson, ringing the bell ceremony honoring firefighters who gave their lives in the terrorist attacks, a musical performance by Technical Sgt. Ben Ekblad, an active duty member of Nellis Air Force Base, prayer and more.

Nellis Air Force jets will perform a flyover of the event while singing the national anthem. Clark County Fire Chief John Steinbeck, who was deployed with a FEMA team to Ground Zero in New York after the attack, will serve as master of ceremonies.

Pizarro, a 21½-year-old firefighter from New York City, will display a restored 1991 Pierce Pumper fire truck at the ceremony that was used to transport fallen firefighters’ coffins across the West Coast. The Firefighter’s Memory Transport is dedicated to the memory of Raymond Pfeifer, who died of a 9/11-related illness and who accompanied television host Jon Steward to Washington, D.C. to fight for a 9/11 victims’ compensation fund. /11.

The event will be broadcast live on Clark County Television (CCTV) and Clark County’s Facebook, Twitter, Twitch and YouTube accounts. CCTV is available in the Las Vegas area on Channel 4 on Cox Cable and in Laughlin on Channel 14 via Suddenlink. CCTV is also available in Boulder City on Channel 4 and in Moapa Valley on Digital Channel 50.3. Through the YouTube app, one can watch CCTV on streaming devices such as Roku, Apple TV, and Amazon Fire TV.

The auto show will showcase different makes and models and attendees will be able to vote for the best muscle, classic and lowrider car. A vehicle will also be named “Best in Show” and a “Best Club Participation Award” will be presented. There will be $100 trophies and gift cards, and a demonstration of hydraulic cars at 12 noon. Car owners are asked to display their cars as patriotically as possible.

Free hot dogs and burgers will be served while supplies last and a live disc jockey, DJ Jimbroski, will perform. The auto show is supported by the Las Vegas Cruisin’ Association and Avenue Motorsports. Attendees can help paint a 9/11 mural. First responder support organizations will be on hand to accept donations.

“A new generation didn’t experience the horror of 9/11 21 years ago,” said Clark County Commissioner Marilyn Kirkpatrick, whose office hosted the event. “We must ensure that this country never forgets what happened, because it was an inhumane attack by a terrorist organization that resulted in a significant number of deaths and injuries, which led us to start a new war, our national air network and the defense structure of the government changed. , and has deeply affected all Americans. Our economy in Las Vegas was also badly hit.”

Commission President Gibson agreed. “The 9/11 attack dealt a terrible blow, profoundly affecting the lives of thousands of Americans and transforming the nation. 9/11 remains part of the national consciousness and we must strive to ensure that future generations never forget what happened 21 years ago that day.”

On 9/11, 2,977 people were killed (more than in the attack on Pearl Harbor) and more than 6,000 were injured.

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