14th anniversary of 9/11 to be observed at All Patriots Memorial

Tiffin- All Patriots MemorialIn memory of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, several events have been planned at the Tiffin Police and Fire All Patriots Memorial, located at the corner of N. Washington and Water Streets in Tiffin, for Friday, Sept. 11, the 14th anniversary of 9/11.

In honor of police officers and firefighters, the Tifffin Police and Fire Departments will gather at the memorial at 8:45 a.m. The ceremony will include the placement of a wreath at the memorial, and the raising of a flag donated by Tiffin native serving in the U.S. Air Force, Richie Martin. Martin’s crew flew the flag over Iraq on the last day of the Iraqi Freedom/New Dawn campaign on the last C130 plane out of the country. The flag is flown at half-mast over the site every Sept. 11.

Events for Tiffin City Schools and Calvert Catholic Schools students will be held throughout the day, followed by another community event at 7:30 p.m. At that time, the flag will once again be raised to full-mast.

Dedicated in September 2012, the All Patriots Memorial features a a 17.5′ long, 6,268 pound steel beam from the World Trade Center. The 16,000 square foot memorial also contains tributes to the Pentagon and Pennsylvania Flight 93. The names  of Tiffin police and fire forces who fell in the line of duty is carved on the granite base of the monument along with the words “Never Forget.”

All Patriots Memorial was recently recognized by DiscoverOhio.com. Click here to read their article.

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