Sept. 11 remembrance ceremony at Fire Station 1; motorcycle ride; flags at half-staff on Tuesday

Community members are invited to join Great Falls Fire Rescue and first responders from local fire, law enforcement, and emergency medical agencies, on Sept. 11 at 7:30 a.m. at Fire Station 1, 105 9th St. S., for a remembrance ceremony honoring those killed during the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

The 7th annual ceremony is followed by a pancake breakfast.

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Gov. Steve Bullock has ordered all flags in Montana to be flown at half-staff in honor of those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001, in observance of Patriot Day and the National Day of Service.

“Each year, September 11th reminds us of how much we lost, but also what brought our nation together in the face of tragedy and what binds us all as Americans. We owe an enormous debt to our men and women in the Armed Forces and to our first responders. We are truly blessed to live amongst these heroes who are willing to give so much to ensure the safety of our communities and that the freedoms and ideals of the United States are upheld,” Bullock wrote in his proclamation.

The annual motorcycle ride is set to stage at 6 p.m. at the Agri-Village parking lot, 4800 10th Ave. S. The ride starts at 7 p.m. Riders are not able to join the parade after it starts.

The parade will proceed down 10th Avenue South from the Agri-Village, turn left at Overlook Drive and follow River Drive to the Montana Veterans Memorial.

There will be a brief ceremony at the memorial to honor those who were lost on Sept. 11, 2001.