Mayor Earling Joining Police Officer in Playing of Taps on 9/11

Tuesday's performance will take place at 7:03 a.m. at Fifth and Main in Edmonds.

To mark the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, Edmonds Mayor Dave Earling will join Edmonds Police senior animal control officer Debbie Dawson at Fifth And Main in Edmonds on Tuesday morning for a performance of taps.

Both Earling and Dawson play the trumpet.

“September 11th Memorial Taps” is the nationwide effort of Bugles Across America to coordinate the performance of taps at the exact time of each of the four attacks on the United States and its citizens that fateful day.

Earling and Dawson will perform at 7:03 a.m. PDT, which was the moment (10:03 a.m. EDT) that United Airlines Flight 93 crashed near Shanksville, PA, the fourth attack of Sept. 11.

Other police officers and firefighters will stand with Earling and Dawson in an effort to honor those lost on 9/11.

Priya Sinha September 11, 2012 at 02:38 AM
I was living in Connecticut at the time and was supposed to fly out to a conference in Ohio that day. I had gone to the office early to close out last minute details. We started learning about the attacks as I was driving to the airport. Several people had called my cell phone telling me to leave my military ID in the car. By the time I had reached the airport, the full details of everything happening had finally materialized. The airports were officially closed just as I was pulling into the parking lot.
Brian Soergel September 11, 2012 at 04:36 PM
Thanks for sharing, Priya. There are so many memories of that day.


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