Kingston Fire & Rescue to Observe Minute of Silence on September 11

Kingston Fire & Rescue will be observing one minute of silence in honour of the victims of the September 11, 2001, on the 17th Anniversary of the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil.

Staff at Station 4 on Brock Street and Station 7 on Woodbine Road, will observe a minute of silence at 9:59 a.m., one minute before the time of the collapse of the south tower of the World Trade Center.

The moment of silence is to honour firefighters, paramedics, police officers and civilians who perished in the attacks.

U.S. President Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, will participate in a sombre remembrance in Shanksville, where hijackers crashed a commercial airliner on September 11, 2001.
     
The flight's 40 passengers and crew members learned what was happening and tried to storm the cockpit.
     
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence will attend a ceremony at the Pentagon, where another of the four hijacked planes crashed.
     
Thousands of victims' relatives, survivors and rescuers will attend a ceremony at the former site of New York's World Trade Center.

Nearly 3,000 people died in the tragedy.