Honoring Those Who Perished on 9/11
Press Release | City of Lewiston
Due to the increase of positive COVID-19 cases in Nez Perce County, City Manager Alan Nygaard, Fire Chief Travis Myklebust, and Police Chief Budd Hurd have decided that the Lewiston Fire Department and Lewiston Police Department will not take part in a 9/11 procession this year. “As leaders in the public safety arena, we feel it is best for our citizens and our essential emergency responders to not take part in this year’s event,” Fire Chief Travis Myklebust said.
In lieu of a procession this year, our Police and Fire Departments will be recognizing the events that took place 19 years ago with their staff; remembering the 2,574 civilians, 343 firefighters, 23 law enforcement officers, and 37 port authority employees who perished that day.
“Honoring those who lost their lives on 9/11 is a cherished tradition that does not end because of the current pandemic,” Police Chief Budd Hurd said. “It will just look a little different this year.”
The City of Lewiston is committed to start planning the 20- year anniversary event for 2021. This will include a procession of emergency vehicles passing all fire stations in the City of Asotin, the City of Clarkston, Asotin County, and the City of Lewiston, as well as an event at Pioneer Park.
“We encourage everyone in our community to pay tribute in a safe manner this year, and in their own way,” City Manager Alan Nygaard said.