Sept. 11

Photos: Scottsdale’s 9/11 remembrance ceremony honors lives lost

Posted 9/12/21

On Sept. 11, members of Scottsdale’s community gathered at a local memorial tribute, marking 20 years since the terrorist attack on America.

The ceremony featured Scottsdale Fire Department …

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Sept. 11

Photos: Scottsdale’s 9/11 remembrance ceremony honors lives lost


On Sept. 11, members of Scottsdale’s community gathered together in remembrance, honoring the lives lost 20 years during the terrorist attacks on America.

The Saturday ceremony featured Scottsdale Fire Department Pipes and Drum band, remarks from city officials, a bell ceremony and a candlelight vigil.

Scottsdale officials read aloud the names of the lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001, prior to the ceremony beginning. Kelly Corsette, the city’s director of communications and public affairs, was among those to read names aloud. Corsette is a United States Navy veteran.

Other speakers during the city’s ceremony were:

  • Mayor David Ortega
  • Scottsdale Police Chief Jeff Walther
  • Scottsdale Fire Chief Tom Shannon
  • Scottsdale Fire Department Chaplain Mark Yule

Attendees also viewed a pop-up memorial exhibit put on by the city. The exhibit includes handmade items honoring the thousands of lives lost, such as the memorial cards created and donated by Scottsdale resident Lisa Vella and printed and laminated by New York City resident David Jurist.

The display also featured memorial wreaths from city of Scottsdale departments, as well as other service organizations and groups. The intent of the wreaths is to honor the memory of the event as well as recognize the importance that the day is also known as a Day of Service.