"Please take time out to remember the events and the lives lost that day, and those still losing loved ones to deadly cancers and respiratory diseases caused by exposure to toxins, dust and debris during the response efforts. The events -- and the response of the Fire Service and our nation as a whole -- are part of who we are as the United States, and it is that national character that is vitally important to hold on to, which is why people need to remember -- "Never Forget" means "Never forgetting."
- Saint Paul Fire chief Tim Butler
The following events are occuring today in remembrance of the 13th anniversary of 9/11:
- Thursday, September 11, 6:00 p.m.: First Annual 5K "Run to Remember" 9/11 at Lake Como, sponsored by the Saint Paul Fire Foundation. For more information, please go to www.stpaulfirefoundation.org or call Executive Directory Mary Kaase at 651-491-1829. The donation from participants is $35.
- Thursday, September 11 7:00 p.m.: Remembrance event at Lake Harriet Bandshell in Minneapolis featuring music and remarks by Saint Paul Fire chief Tim Butler.