Tuesday, September 13, 2011

On Saturday, Sept 11

Our town held a 9/11 Memorial/ Firehouse 46 dedication

These are friends Stan and I have known for close to 30 years.  I just  happened upon them in the crowd.

The ceremony began with the Snohomish County Firefighters Bagpipers.  To say they were amazing would be an understatement.

The firefighters, both officers and regulars.

The city police and the presentation of the flag.

The Missing man flyover.  If you look to the left of the picture, you can see the plane that left formation.  Just above the the ladder of the firetruck.

Other good friends I found in the crowd.

The unveiling of The Artifact.  We are so privileged to have been a recipient of this.  Our town feels very honored.

This is another shot of the crowd.  It was amazing in a town as small as ours that there were so many people there.
Our Mayor cutting the ribbon to the newly remodeled 
 firehouse. See the ax in her hands?

Flag hanging over the street.

The merchants in our town have been working for the past few years to spruce things up.  This is a new clock.  It was suppose to have been dedicated a week earlier, but we lost one of our City Council members and his funeral was the day of the dedication so it has been postponed.

Since I am a knitter, I could not resist taking a picture of the bike rack that was yarn bombed.

Arlington used to be a Dairy town.  We have lost all of our dairy farms in recent years.  I think we have one left, so I should say almost all of them.  This is a time capsule in the shape of a milk can.  I think it was sealed in 2003.  Guess I will not be around when it is reopened.

A closer look at the artifact.  They hope to have the memorial constructed within the year.

The firemen voted to call it Firehouse 46.  The city agreed.  Sounds much better than Firestation.

This eagle appeared in our main roundabout a few weeks ago. It is the work of one of our local artisans and I think it is beautiful.  It speaks of our city.  We are located where two rivers merge into one and is a favorite fishing spot for the eagles.


Lindsay said...

I love this town. I cried at the memorial. And I was so sad that Scott passed away. Stupid cancer.

gramma2many said...

I love this town too:-)

Anonymous said...

I love the rejuvination of Arlington! While we were there this summer Ben declared that he was going to live there when he grew up.


gramma2many said...

Gramma will be waiting for him:)

Karin @ 6ByHisDesign said...

All these images are gorgeous. I love it.


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