Austin Firefighters Association will hold their annual memorial to remember all who fell on September 11, 2001. This ceremony also incorporates a remembrance of Austin Firefighters, active and retired, who have passed away in the last year. The event will take place at Buford Tower. The ceremony will include the Austin Firefighter Honor Guard, Emergency Services Pipes and Drums Association and AFD Quint 1.
7:30 a.m.: Annual memorial service to remember those firefighters who lost their lives on September 11.
Location: Buford Fire Tower on Lady Bird Lake at Cesar Chavez and Congress.
09:30 a.m.: AFD 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb. Austin firefighters will climb the Pleasant Valley Drill Tower in full turnout gear, an air pack, and a hose bundle. Firefighters will make the number of up and down flights which equals roughly the height of the World Trade Center. The climb is done in complete silence and it takes about an hour.
Location: Pleasant Valley Drill Tower, 517 S. Pleasant Valley Rd.
12:00 p.m. : Bagpipes and Drums. Hosted by the Texas Capitol. Emergency Service Pipes and Drums Association (ESPADA) will play in the Texas State Capitol Rotunda
Location: Texas State Capitol Rotunda
2015/09/11 - 2015/09/11
Additional time info:
7:30 AM for Memorial Service
9:30 AM for Memorial Stair Climb
Noon for Pipes in Rotunda