The city of Syracuse will hold its annual September 11 commemoration ceremony at the Fayette Firefighters Park Friday, September 11, at 8:30 a.m., city officials stated. The ceremony will observe 17 minutes of silence, representing the time between the first and second planes to hit the World Trade Center.
City officials said they will also erect two pedestals representing the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center. The five-foot pedestals will be topped with a flagstone, and a three-wick candle will be placed on top of the flagstone after being lit.
The “Flag of Heroes,” which contains the names of all emergency service providers who gave their lives, and the “Flag of Honor,” buy tramadol representing all the civilian victims, will also be on display.
At 8:30 am, a police and fire honor guard will post colors. Then, at 8:46 a.m., a firetruck will sound a tone signaling the beginning of the period of silence, and the candles will be lit.
The chief of the fire department, and the chief of police, will place the candles on top of their respective podiums, then, subsequently, a second tone will sound at 9:03 a.m., signaling the ending of the period of silence.
The City Hall carillon system will play patriotic music on the hour during the day. In addition, flags at all city of Syracuse facilities will be at half-mast.