Gravette Fire Remembers 9/11 Fallen Heroes
The Gravette Fire Department will hold a September 11 remembrance ceremony for fallen firefighters on Saturday, September 11, 2021, at 8:45 AM. The ceremony will take place in the parking lot of CV’s Family Foods, located at 200 First Ave. SE in Gravette. Gravette Fire Chief David Orr will start the ceremony with a message about the importance of the day. At 8:59 AM, which is local time when the first tower fell, volunteers and members of the Gravette Fire Department will begin reading the names of all 343 firefighters of the New York City Fire Department who were killed in the September 11 attacks. A fire bell will be rung at the conclusion of the reading of names. Following the reading of the names, the lights on all emergency vehicles will be turned on and the Gravette Fire and Police Departments will stand at attention for 3 minutes and 43 seconds to honor the firefighters from the New York City Fire Department. The ceremony is expected to last 45 minutes and will be live streamed on the Gravette Fire Department Facebook page. This is the third year for the event.