Reminder: Gilroy Sept. 11 Ceremony, 8 a.m. at Police Station

The annual ceremony is expected to draw 50 to 60 people.

As has been the custom since the Sept. 11, 2002, the Gilroy Police Department and Gilroy Fire Department will come together Tuesday (Sept. 11) to commemorate the lives lost 11 years ago on 9/11. 

The ceremony is set to begin at 8 a.m. at the station at Hanna Street and 7th Street and will last approximately 30 minutes, Gilroy Public Information Officer Joe Kline told Patch. 

"We will have an honor guard from the police department and fire department," Kline said. "They present the colors and a signal comes in ... at the fire department at the exact minute and hour that the incident started occurring in New York City." 

Kline said 50 to 60 people are expected to attend in addition to the police and firefighters, but the ceremony is certainly not limited to the number. Last year, on the 10th anniversary, the event brought a larger crowd and was held at Christmas Hill Park. 

Even across the country from the tragedy, 9/11 had a monumental impact on some local residents.. She was 42-years-old. Last May, after the death of Osama bin Laden, Calley's husband Frank Jensen told Patch he was still grieving. 

“I still think about her every day, and I appreciate the support of the community,” he said.

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