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Cedar Lake first responders to hold 20th anniversary Sept. 11 ceremony
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Cedar Lake first responders to hold 20th anniversary Sept. 11 ceremony

Cedar Lake FD and Flag

This file photo shows the Cedar Lake Fire Department folding the U.S. flag after a Flag Day honoring.

CEDAR LAKE — With the 20th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, Cedar Lake's first responders are holding a series of events in remembrance of those who died that day. 

At 6:26 a.m. Saturday the flag will be lowered to half-staff in front of the Cedar Lake Fire Department station at 9430 West 133rd Ave. The public is welcome to attend and it will be streamed live on the Cedar Lake Firefighters Association Facebook page. 

Firefighters at the station will observe moments of silence during the times that the World Trade Center, Pentagon and Shanksville, Pennsylvania, crashes happened, in addition to when the World Trade Center towers fell. 

The Cedar Lake Fire Department will host a ceremony at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Michael the Archangel National Catholic Church at 6629 W. 133rd Avenue in Cedar Lake. 

Ride along with Officer Jimmy Weller as he patrols the region's border of Lake Michigan as part of the Lake County Sheriff's Marine Unit. Video by Connor Burge. 

The remembrance ceremony will span for about an hour and is open to the public. It will also be streamed on Facebook for those who would like to observe remotely. 

For more information, the Cedar Lake Fire Department can be reached at 219-374-5961. 

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Anna Ortiz is the breaking news/crime reporter for The Times, covering crime, politics, courts and investigative news. She is a graduate of Ball State University with a major in journalism and minor in anthropology. 219-933-4194, anna.ortiz@nwi.com

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