memorial walk 9/11

Firefighters from the Madison Fire Department set up flags and signs remembering the events of Sept. 11, 2001, in Porter Park early the morning before the event. This was taken on Sept. 9, 2017.

By Adam Jacobs | Standard Journal

REXBURG— The Madison Fire Department and its Pipe Brigade will be hosting multiple events open to the community on Wednesday, Sept. 11, to pay tribute and to honor those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001.

The day’s events will begin at 7 a.m. outside the entrance of the Madison Fire Department located at 26 North Center St. where the flag will be lowered to half-mast while bagpipers play.

A moment of silence will be observed, followed by the sounding of the bell. The remaining events, taking place at Porter Park, will be as follows:

7 a.m. to 6 p.m. — Memorial Walk: A self-guided tour walks you through the events of September 11th. This is a self-guided, self-paced, and free memorial.

6 p.m. — Patriot Day Parade: Come walk with the Pipe Brigade as they parade around the park. The parade will begin on the South East corner of the park and end at the West Side of Park. The parade will be followed by a brief Ceremony.

The Madison Fire Department looks forward to joining the community in remembering the lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001.

The Madison Fire Department Pipe Brigade was started in 2009 to bring the long-time tradition of bagpipes within the fire service to Madison County. Their motivation was to strengthen the pride in their service, enhance the unity of department members, and to serve our community. All members are volunteer. The Brigade’s funding comes solely from members, donations from the community, and fundraisers.

Community members interested in donating can find more information by visiting the Brigade’s website at: www.mfdpipebrigade.org/donate.

For more information, please contact Robert Kohler by phone at: 208-372-2368 or by email at: robertk@rexburg.org