Each year the University Park Fire Department remembers those who died during the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania with a Posting of the Colors. The ceremony begins at 7:46 a.m., marking the moment (Central time) that the first plane hit the north tower of the World Trade Center. In addition to the posting of the colors, the ceremony includes bag pipes, the ringing of the department’s fire bell and remarks by the City Chaplin. Members of the public are welcome to attend the ceremony.
411 emergency workers died as they attempted to implement rescue and fire suppression efforts at the World Trade Center. Overall, the attacks claimed 2,974 lives, excluding the 19 hijackers.