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BOILING SPRINGS FIRE DISTRICT TO CONDUCT 9/11 OBSERVANCE

Sunday, September 11, 2016, Greenville County’s Boiling Springs Fire District will hold a public service observing the 15th anniversary of the 2001 terror attacks on the United States.

The event will be conducted at the District’s headquarters located at 5020 Pelham Road (at the corner of Pelham and Garlington Roads) in Greenville County.

With the District’s 9/11 Memorial as the backdrop, the public and members of the fire service are invited to assemble by 9:45 a.m., with a brief observance beginning at 9:59 a.m. – marking the time that the South Tower of the World Trade Center collapsed after being hit by hijacked United Airlines flight 175.

Dr. Gerald Roe, interim pastor at Pelham First Baptist Church, will provide remarks.

 

BSFD 9/11 MEMORIAL PLAZA FACTS-AT-A-GLANCE

* The World Trade Center Memorial Plaza is open to the public daily.

* The plaza’s centerpiece is a 6.5’ I-Beam that was originally a part of the World Trade Center towers destroyed in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

* The beam measures 80 inches in length and weighs 1360 pounds.

* The plaza’s construction was 100% privately-funded from donated and discounted materials/labor and from monetary contributions.

 

For planning purposes, directions to Boiling Springs’ headquarters are below.

From Greenville
Take I-85 North to Pelham Road
Bear right at the top of the exit ramp on to Pelham Road.
BSFD Headquarters is located on the right on the corner at the first traffic signal.

From Spartanburg
Take I-85 South to Pelham Road
Turn left at the top of the exit ramp on to Pelham Road.
After crossing back over I-85, BSFD Headquarters is located on the right on the corner at the intersection of Pelham and Garlington Roads.

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Thank you for your service, for creating this memorial and for a beautiful memorial service to attend today.

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