September 1, 2021 –
7:30 AM: 9 11 Memorial Ceremony to remember those Firefighters who lost their lives on September 11. Buford Fire Tower on Lady Bird Lake,
Location: Cesar Chavez and Colorado.
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.
09:30 AM: 9 11 Memorial 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.
(Firefighters from Austin and surrounding areas have been participating in this Memorial Stair Climb every year since that tragic day in 2001. The first climb actually took place the day after the tragedy at the AFD William Roberts Training Academy during the training of Cadet Class #106.)
Location: 517 S. Pleasant Valley Rd.
12:00 PM: Bagpipes and Drums. Hosted by the Texas Capitol.
Emergency Service Pipes and Drums Association (ESPADA) will play in the Texas State Capitol Rotunda.
Location: State Capitol Rotunda