Columbus to remember 9/11 with Monday ceremony

Carla Clark | For The Republic Columbus Fire Department Deputy Chief Mike Kutsko plays the bagpipes during the 9/11 remembrance ceremony at Columbus City Hall in Columbus, Indiana, Sunday, September 11, 2022.

The city of Columbus will observe the 22nd anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attack on our nation with a remembrance ceremony on Monday, Sept. 11. The ceremony will take place on the Columbus City Hall Plaza. The ceremony will begin at 8:30 a.m. and is open to the public.

The ceremony will include a moment of silence followed by a dispatch broadcast to honor the first responders and citizens who lost their lives following the attacks at the World Trade Center, Pentagon and the passengers and crew of United Airlines Flight 93 which crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

Nearly 3,000 people lost their lives during the attacks. The Columbus Police and Fire Color Guard will take part in the ceremony and Columbus Fire Department officials are scheduled to speak.

In addition, a traditional Fire Service bell ceremony will take place to honor the fallen. The ceremony is scheduled to last approximately 30 minutes. Rain location will be the Cal Brand Meeting Room.