YUMA, Ariz. - The Yuma Fire Department Station #2 is honoring the 343 firefighters who gave their lives in the collapse of the towers of the World Trade Center while attempting to rescue those injured and trapped in the initial attacks.
According to a press release, on the 10th anniversary of the attacks, 72 additional flags were added in memory of the 72 Law Enforcement personnel who also gave their lives in service to others on that day. The flags will be put in place Tuesday afternoon and will remain in place until Thursday morning. The flag display will be lit during the two nights it will be in place.
In 2013 a 9/11 memorial was dedicated at E.F. Sanguinetti Fire Station #1, 353 S. 3rd Avenue. The 9/11 Memorial incorporates a 24”, 160 pound section of I-beam recovered from one of the Twin Towers. It was built by local construction workers and YFD personnel to honor those whose lives were lost at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and a field near Shanksville Pennsylvania.
On Wednesday September 11, 2019, 7:30 pm -- a brief Memorial Service will be held at the location of the September 11th Memorial at Station #1. The station will be open for tours following the memorial service.
The Yuma Fire Department Station #22 is located on 3284 South Avenue A.