On the 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the nation will pause Wednesday to remember and honor the victims and heroes.
Here are some of the local events:
• West Pierce Fire & Rescue will unveil a bronze firefighter statue at its remembrance ceremony at 6 p.m. at Station 31, 3631 Drexler Drive W., University Place.
The agency secured a piece of steel from the World Trade Center in 2011 and built Reflection Park to house it. The park, created with more than $250,000 in donations, opened last year on the station’s front lawn. It now will include a memorial stone for firefighters who die in the line of duty, as well as the bronze statue.
• The Tacoma Fire Department will hold a remembrance ceremony at 9:30 a.m. at Marine Park, 4301 Ruston Way. Tacoma Fire Chief James Duggan and City Councilman Robert Thoms will speak.Staff report