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10th Anniversary of September 11, 2001

On Sept. 11, 2011 a memorial was held at the Nelson Fire Hall in recognition of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 to unite and pay respects to the 2974 people that died during these attacks and the 411 emergency responders who attended the scene and died as they attempted to implement rescue and fire suppression efforts to save the lives of others.

Approximately 30 people attended the ceremony where speeches were given by the Fire Chief Simon Grypma, the City of Nelson Mayor John Dooley, Police Chief Wayne Holland, Regional Fire Chief Terry Swan, Fire Fighter Bob Patton, and Auxiliary Fire Fighter Peter Defeo.

The ceremony was opened by the Fire Department Chaplain Jim Reimer and the lament was given by the Kootenay Kiltie Pipe Band.