September 2, 2011
Remembrance Ceremony Program
The Wildflower Center offers free admission through noon on Sept. 10, when we commemorate first responders who died on 9/11 and firefighters who lost their lives in Texas from 2011 wildfires. Facilities open at 9 a.m., and the commemorative ceremony begins at 10 a.m. in the Centerâ€™s courtyard with an opening by the Austin Fire Department Pipes & Drum and posting of colors. Thomas Boggus, director of the Texas Forest Service will be among the speakers before a presentation of gifts to three firefightersâ€™ families and a processional to the developing Texas Arboretum, where a tree will be planted in remembrance of fallen firefighters.