The Kansas Firefighters Museum hosted a ceremony on Tuesday, September 11, to honor the men and women who lost their lives in the 9/11 attacks. The ceremony was part of a simultaneous nationwide observance on 9/11.
Eighty white doves were released during the ceremony to honor those who died. Each dove symbolized the soul of 37 different individuals who died in the terrorist attacks. A total of 343 firefighters died on September 11, 2001.
Those who came out to join the ceremony included the South High School Madrigals, Kansas Honor guard members, Firefighter Explorers Post 881, and the JROTC of Hamilton Middle School.
The 9/11 ceremony concluded with a flyover from the Jayhawk Wing of the Commemorative Air Force.
The event was free to the public and the Kansas Firefighters Museum will be open for free during September 11.
The Kansas Firefighters Museum is located at 1300 S. Broadway in Wichita.