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Idaho joins nation in 9/11 remembrance

By Nicole Blanchard

nblanchard@idahostatesman.com

Nampa Fire Department Patriot Day ceremony

Nampa Fire Department held its annual Patriot Day ceremony Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, a salute to firefighters and other first responders who were hurt or killed at ground zero in New York City.
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Nampa Fire Department held its annual Patriot Day ceremony Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, a salute to firefighters and other first responders who were hurt or killed at ground zero in New York City.

Idaho on Sunday joined the rest of the nation in remembering those killed in terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.

Memorial events in the Treasure Valley included ceremonies, fundraisers and displays to honor victims. In Boise, a row of 67 American flags lined the sidewalk in front of the Idaho Law and Justice Learning Center, 514 W. Jefferson St., one for each Idahoan killed in combat related to the 9/11 attacks. The flags stand near a memorial bearing each of the deceased's names.

Nampa Fire Department on Sunday morning held its annual Patriot Day ceremony, a salute to firefighters and other first responders who were hurt or killed responding at ground zero.

The Fraternal Order of Police and Professional Fire Fighters of Idaho held its yearly Never Forget Golf Tournament at Eagle Hills Golf Course. The tournament, which featured a memorial opening service, raises money for injured police and firefighters.

In New York City, nearly 8,000 people gathered at the Manhattan site where the Twin Towers once stood, according to AP reports. Similarly, crowds formed for memorial ceremonies in Shanksville, Pa., and at the Pentagon, where two more hijacked planes crashed on Sept. 11, 2001.

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