The First Responders Foundation in Omaha will hold a “Minute of Silence” observation on Friday at Memorial Park at 60th and Dodge Streets to remember the events on September 11, 2001. Spokesperson Bridget Fitzpatrick says it has been 14 years since the terrorist attacks on the U-S.
Fitzpatrick says, “We are having a formal dedication and memorial service to remember those who died on September 11, 2001. We felt like it was becoming a memory for most people and it was too significant of a day for it to become a faded memory.”
Governor Pete Ricketts will deliver a special 9/11 statement. Mayor Jean Stothert will proclaim an official minute of silence for the city and all businesses are asked to lower their flags to half-staff on Friday from dawn to dusk. Fitzpatrick says there will also be music provided by Omaha police officer and firefighter, Millard High School Band and the police helicopter will do a flyover during the ceremony. The public is invited.
The Papillion Fire Department will host a 9/11 Memorial Service on Friday at 7:45 am at their Fire Station 3, 146 N. Adams Street. The ceremony will start with a moment of silence, a reading of the timeline of events during the attacks and the “Striking of the Four Fives”. The Papillion and La Vista Police Departments and the Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office will read the names of the 162 law enforcement officers who lost their lives and the Papillion Fire Department will read the names of the 343 fire and EMS personnel lost during the tragedy.