Juneau marks 13th anniversary of 9/11

Juneau residents marked the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on Thursday with a ceremony at Riverside Rotary Park in the Mendenhall Valley.

About 100 people gathered around the park’s Sept. 11 monument to honor those who died and those who were called to serve as a result of the worst act of terrorism ever on American soil.

Speakers included Charity MacKinnon, president of the Juneau-Glacier Valley Rotary Club, Capital City Fire/Rescue Chaplain Dan Wiese, Eagle Scout candidate Konnor Mueller and volunteer firefighter Carl Bottorf. Alyssa Fischer sang the national anthem, while the Juneau Police Department Color Guard raised the United States flag to half-staff. Retired JPD Captain and Juneau Assembly member Jerry Nankervis laid a wreath on the 9/11 memorial.

Many of those who attended the ceremony were veterans or Juneau’s first responders.

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