City commemorates 22nd Anniversary of September 11th attacks with memorial service

Reading firefighters, city officials and residents gathered in City Park Monday morning for a memorial service to commemorate the 22nd Anniversary of the September 11th, 2001, terrorist attack on the United States at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and at Somerset, Pennsylvania.

The service was held at the September 11th Memorial Tree and included placement of a wreath in front of the the tree, along with striking the 5-5-5 signal bell, which is the New York City code for a loss of a firefighter.

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Hosted by the Reading Fire Department, the memorial service honored all victims who perished in the attacks, but as a fire department, they specifically focused on the 343 New York City fire-fighters who attempted to change the dreaded outcome of the day’s activities, but were ultimately killed in the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers.

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