OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — The Overland Park Fire Department invited the community to honor the lives lost in New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia 22 years ago on September 11, 2001.
Flower arrangements and wreaths are placed around the 9/11 memorial outside of the fire department’s training center.
There are two lights beaming in Overland Park that have been on since Sunday. The lights represent the twin towers, which fell down after being hit by planes hijacked by terrorists.
Throughout the day, OPFD will have moments of silence to honor the 2,996 people who died in the attacks.
At 7:46 a.m., 8:03 a.m., 8:37 a.m., 8:59 a.m., 9:03 a.m. and 9:29 a.m., firefighters will place flowers at the memorial. The times listed commemorate key moments in the 9/11 attacks.
If you can’t make it to the Overland Park training facility, you can watch the ceremony on their YouTube page.