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The annual 9/11 Memorial remembrance ceremony is this Saturday in Kennewick.

If you've never been to the 9/11 Memorial at Southridge in Kennewick, you are really missing out.

According to organizers, the annual remembrance ceremony will commence this Saturday at 10:30 AM. Congressman Dan Newhouse will the keynote speaker.

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It's important to remember the events of 9/11 and those who sacrificed their lives and continue to do so for our safety, security, and freedom.

If you are new to the Tri-Cities, here why the memorial site in Kennewick is so special:

The City of Kennewick was one of only a few communities throughout the entire United States that received a piece of steel from the World Trade Center and we are extremely proud to have this memorial in Kennewick.
It is an important symbol to gather at on this solemn day and it stands proudly throughout the year to greet those who enter our southern gateway.
For many, it has also become a destination point and we continue to receive numerous compliments and comments expressing appreciation that this memorial is accessible to our residents and visitors.
Lampson International worked in conjunction with the City of Kennewick and the Port Authorities of New York and New Jersey to facilitate the monument's transfer and fabrication.
The memorial quickly grew into a community-wide volunteer project that had numerous local businesses and residents working in partnership and donating generously. The three-ton, 35-foot-tall monument was dedicated on September 11, 2011.
As we remember 9/11 this Saturday, you can stop by the monument to pay your respects. You can read more details about the 9/11 Memorial Monument here.

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