A Novato-based insurance company with a historic relationship with firefighters on Tuesday with honor the memory of those who lost their lives in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in New York City.
Fireman's Fund, will hold its annual 9/11 anniversary and remembrance event to remember the lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001.
The 30-minute ceremony will include a moment of silence and a bell ringing ceremony led by Chief Mark Heine of Novato Fire.
Hundreds of people, including members of the fire service, come together each year in Novato for this event to honor the 2,996 people killed on 9/11, which included 343 firefighters.
Annual 9/11 Anniversary and Remembrance Event at Fireman’s Fund in Novato
WHAT: A 30-minute ceremony honoring the 2,996 people killed on 9/11, which included 343 firefighters.
WHO: Fire officials and firefighters from Marin departments, members of the public, employees and executives of Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company.
WHERE: Fireman's Fund headquarters, 777 San Marin Drive, Novato
WHEN: Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2012 at 10:00 a.m.
WHY: While its Novato headquarters is thousands of miles from New York, Fireman’s Fund has a close connection to 9/11. Its New York City office was located in the World Trade Center and 109 employees were in the south tower at the time of the attack, all of whom survived. Fireman’s Fund was founded in 1863 with a mission to support the fire service and this event pays tribute to the first responders who lost their lives that fateful day.