Temple Fire & Rescue is inviting the public to attend a September 11th Memorial Service on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at the Central Fire Station, 210 North 3rd Street.

The service will begin at 8:55 AM with opening remarks by Fire Chief Mitchell Randles and City Manager Brynn Myers.

At 8:59 AM, the ringing of the bell will mark the collapse of the World Trade Center South Tower, followed by a moment of silence. Ringing of the bell is a fire department custom commemorating the death of a firefighter on duty.

The Temple Fire & Rescue Honor Guard will present and post the Colors, and the service will include a short reflection and timeline of Tuesday, September 11, 2001. Services will conclude with a second ringing of the bell marking the collapse of the North Tower, followed by the playing of bagpipes.

The September 11th service memorializes those who died at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and Shanksville, Pennsylvania. It is also intended to honor the families of those who died that day.

The department asks anyone unable to attend the service to observe a minute of silence from 8:59 AM to 9:00 AM.