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Bob Loviscek

Bloomington Metropolitan Firefighters

Local 586 Honor Guard Coordinator



City and County Public Safety Agencies to Hold 09/11 Ceremony at Ivy Tech

WHAT: The public safety agencies of Bloomington and Monroe County will commemorate the 19th anniversary of the 9/11/2001 attacks with a ceremony at the Ivy Tech 9/11 Memorial Plaza.  The event will include a flag-raising and laying of the wreath by the Bloomington Metropolitan Firefighters Local 586 Honor Guard, a bell ceremony, a rifle salute by the Monroe County Joint Law Enforcement Honor Guard, the playing of “Taps” by Indiana University student Jeff Parker, and a performance of “Amazing Grace” by bagpiper Captain Danny Gillespie.  In keeping with current public health guidelines, this year’s ceremony will not be open to the general public but will be live-streamed. 


WHO: The following public safety agencies will participate in the ceremony:  City of Bloomington Fire Department, Northern Monroe Fire Department, Ellettsville Fire Department, Van Buren Township Fire Department, Monroe Fire District, Bean Blossom Township Fire Department, Benton Township Fire Department, City of Bloomington Police Department, Indiana University Police Department, Monroe County Sheriff's Office, Indiana State Police.


WHEN: Friday, September 11, 9 a.m.


WHERE: The ceremony is not open to the public, but will be streamed live at the City’s Facebook page at and the Bloomington Fire Department’s Facebook page at