Peace Arch ceremony honors service members on 15th anniversary of 9/11

Hundreds gathered at Peace Arch Park on Sunday to honor first responders on the 15th anniversary of September 11.

Dignitaries from both sides of the border were in attendance to pay respect and remark on the honorable deeds by thousands of service members from both the U.S. and Canada.

“They say that for some, the memories of the 9/11 attacks are starting to fade,” said Blaine Mayor Harry Robinson during the ceremony. “I find that hard to believe.”

Four first responders from New York City who served on 9/11 attended the ceremony on Sunday. More than 250 guests representing the Canada Border Services Agency, United States Border Patrol, police, fire and paramedic teams representing Canada and the United States and members of the armed forces were in attendance as well.

A fundraiser barbeque was held Sunday afternoon at Peace Arch Park.

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