Hundreds turn out for 9-11 memorial ceremony in Cashmere

9-11 ceremony

Cashmere’s Riverside Center hosted a huge crowd for the 6th annual Patriot Day Celebration. NCWLIFE’s Steve Hair was there and has more. . .

The event marking the 18th anniversary of the 9-11-2001 terrorist attacks was well attended with an estimated 400 people turning out in beautiful sunshine under a large American flag hung between two ladder trucks from Cashmere and Leavenworth fire departments.

The ceremony is organized by the 9/11 Spirit of America Memorial Foundation spearheaded by former Chelan County Commissioner, Tom Green. He commented on how important the Riverside Center Memorial is as a vivid reminder of that day and as a educational tool for future generations .

The ceremony marked the completion of phase two of the memorial project which involved the installation of three new exhibits including a replica of the two World Trade Center towers, a granite memorial in the shape of the Pentagon and another memorial that pays tribute to the victims of the airliner that crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

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Steve Hair
Steve Hair is a 40-year veteran broadcast journalist who comes to NCW LIFE TV after a long career in radio. Steve and his wife Lynette and their three sons moved to the Wenatchee Valley from Central California in 1992. Steve served as News Director for KPQ News where he covered a multitude of stories of importance to North Central Washington, including two of Washington State’s largest wildfires. During his radio career Steve has received many awards from organizations such as the Associated Press, (Sacramento and Seattle Bureaus) The Washington State Farm Bureau, and the California Medical Association. Steve is a sports addict. Time off usually finds him sprawled out on the couch watching the Seahawks, Mariners or anything that prevents him from doing house chores.