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A 9-11 remembrance in Grand Marais Harbor Park

In recognition of 9/11, the Grand Marais Volunteer Fire Department has for years, quietly positioned their ladder truck with the American flag flown at half-staff in Harbor Park in downtown Grand Marais, from sunrise to sunset on Sept 11.

To support them and show unified emergency services support for the sacrifices made on this historic day, Cook County Emergency Management and the Cook County Sheriff’s Office joined the fire department this year. Also on hand were representatives of the U.S. Border Protection and Customs, U.S. Forest Service, a number of other fire departments, Cook County Search and Rescue, Minnesota State Patrol and the Cook County volunteer chaplains

Emergency responders gathered at 8:40 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept 11, for a moment of silence at 8:46 am, when the first tower was hit by a plane in the devastating attack on September 11, 2001. 

WTIP's Rhonda Silence was there and shares this report. 

Photos by Rhonda Silence/WTIP