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9-11 20th Anniversary Memorial Ceremony at KVFD
September 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Kensington Volunteer Fire Department announces that it will be holding a 9-11 20th Anniversary Memorial Ceremony at KVFD’s Station 5’s 9-11 Memorial at 10625 Connecticut Avenue at Plyers Mill Road, Kensington, MD 20895. (This site is 2 miles north of Beltway Exit #33.)
This KVFD 9-11 event will be live-streamed at this site: http://tiny.cc/kvfdseptember
KVFD 9-11 Memorial 20th Anniversary Memorial Ceremony:
Keynote speaker will be United States Senator Chris Van Hollen. Another featured speaker will be Jeremy Bash who was Chief of Staff of the CIA who will speak of his role in the CIA’s hunt for and capture of Osama Bin Laden. Other speakers will be the Kensington Mayor Tracey Furman, Montgomery County Fire Chief Scott Goldstein, and Assistant Fire Chief Mike Kelley, and former KVFD Fire Chief Jim Stanton (who led KVFD’s response to the Pentagon). Colors will be presented by the Wheaton [MD] Color Guard, and an invocation will be given by a U.S. military chaplain. The event will close by the Montgomery County MD Fire & Rescue Pipe and Drum Corps. Refreshments will be served following the ceremony.
Parking will be available behind the firehouse and the Boy Scout troop will be on hand to direct visitors to an overflow parking site TBA.
About the KVFD 9-11 Memorial:
The KVFD 9-11 Memorial Park is located in front of KVFD Station 5. It contains a 16 foot tall scarred and twisted girder from the 9-11 point of impact of the North Tower of the World Trade Center. This was donated to KVFD by the 9-11 Families Association. The Memorial also contains a piece of the limestone façade of the Pentagon which was damaged by the 9-11 attack. That was donated to KVFD by the Department of Defense in recognition of KVFD’s 9-11 response to the Pentagon. The Memorial also contains a plaque commemorating the Shanksville attack. The KVFD 9-11 Memorial Park was designed and constructed entirely by the combined local construction community under the leadership of the late KVFD Honorary Member Stephan Heidenberger. The Memorial was dedicated in June 2011. The Memorial commemorates all firefighters, first responders, and citizens lost on that horrific day.