343 Flags In memory of 9/11 – “We will Never Forget”

Published on Sep 10, 2018 at 12:20p.m.

Menlo Park Fire District - September 8, 2018

The Menlo Park Fire Protection District working in conjunction with the Menlo Park Firefighters Association, will be honoring the 343 fallen firefighters and all those who lost their lives on the anniversary of 9/11 by placing 343 individual American flags representing each FDNY members who perished on each of the small flags which will be displayed in the front yards of the 7 Fire Stations in the District.


The Fire District is the sponsor of California Urban Search and Rescue Task Force 3, one of 8 California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (CAL-OES) and 28 Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Task Forces, whose members were deployed to the World Trade Center and Pentagon immediately after the attacks on 9-11 to assist with the difficult human rescue and recovery phase of the operations but also worked to develop and reconstruct the only initial backup rescue capability for the entire City when it was determined that additional attacks were probable.

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(From Left to Right) Fire Chief Harold Schapelhouman, Structural Engineer Ray Lui (Currently on deployment to Hurricane Olivia), Division Chief of Operations Jim Stevens and Division Chief Ben Marra, Program Manager for Task Force 3 – Working at Ground Zero - We haven’t forgotten Credit California Task Force 3

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The 343 flags are meant to embrace a common theme among the actual rescue workers and emergency responders nationwide. That theme is “we will never forget”! Ground Zero Photo – Credit California Task Force 3

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