Remembering September 11, 2001

Pausing to remember, honor those lost in September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks
Posted on 09/11/2023

Stanwood-Camano School District students and staff paused Monday morning to join the community in remembering those who died during the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

In addition to a moment of silence earlier in the day, students from Stanwood High School and Port Susan Middle School lined the streets along the city’s annual procession route. 

At 10 a.m. Monday, Stanwood Police and North County Fire & EMS personnel led a patriotic display along Highway 532 near Station 99 at Pioneer Highway east toward Stanwood High School and back west by Port Susan Middle School. After returning to Station 99, first responders held a September 11 memorial service with guest speakers. 

Throughout the day Monday, passersby can also see a symbolic flag display surrounding the intersection of Pioneer Highway and Highway 532. There are 343 flags representing the firefighters who lost their lives in the World Trade Center towers and 82 flags honoring the fallen law enforcement personnel.

Overlooking the flag display is a giant American flag waved from atop a ladder truck to honor all that lost their lives on that tragic day. Nearly 3,000 people were killed when terrorist-piloted planes slammed into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania.

On Camano Island, a September 11 memorial installed by Camano Island Fire & Rescue is on display at Freedom Park.

“This is an opportunity for our students, staff, families, and community to remember those who serve and honor the sacrifices made,” Stanwood-Camano School District Superintendent Dr. Deborah Rumbaugh said.