TWIN FALLS — The city of Twin Falls is recognizing Monday as a day of service and remembrance.
At the City Council meeting Monday night, Mayor Shawn Barigar will read the city’s proclamation that recognizes Sept. 11, 2001, as the day when “the American people endured with courage and heroism the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil in the nation’s history.”
The proclamation will also honor the memory of those who died that day, including the first responders and volunteers.
Prior to Monday’s meeting, the Twin Falls Fire Department and Twin Falls County will host a ceremony from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Twin Falls City Park band shell.
“It’s a day of remembrance for all of those that lost their lives in 9/11,” Battalion Chief Ron Aguirre said.
The events of 9/11 heightened first responders’ awareness of the potential for attacks to occur, he said. It was something they hadn’t highly considered before.
“I think that we do need to remember because it could happen again, and it could happen anywhere,” Aguirre said.
The ceremony includes the national anthem, a moment of silence, five guest speakers and musical performances.
At 5 p.m. in council chambers, 305 Third Ave. E., the City Council meeting will begin with the reading of the proclamation.
Also at the meeting, the Council will:
Hear a presentation by the Twin Falls Foundation and Twin Falls Rotary Club and acknowledge a donation to aid with the construction of the Main Avenue Commons Plaza.
Hear a presentation by Family Health Services.
Hear a presentation by Breckon Land Design owner Jon Breckon regarding landscape and irrigation requirements.
Hear an update on the Urban Renewal Agency’s Main Avenue redevelopment project.
Consider a request to increase capital improvement project expenses for SWAT bulletproof vests from $28,000 to $38,402.
Recognize firefighters Austin Sharp, Joe Renaldi and Kyle Eldridge for completion of this year’s Twin Falls Drivers Academy, and recognizing sharp for his Firefighter I certification.
Have a “show and tell” presentation showcasing the new battalion chief command vehicle, Rescue 2 and Brush 1.