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Remembering Sept. 11, 2001

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Here are some of the events planned in the Albuquerque metro area to mark the 11th anniversary of terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001:

9/11 Remembrance at Albuquerque Fire Station No. 2, which will be dedicated to the memory of those who were killed in the attacks. Remarks from Gov. Susana Martinez, Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry and public safety officials. Begins at 8:46 a.m. Buses will bring attendees to the site, 2401 Alumni Drive SE (just east of I-25 & Gibson), from the Loma Linda Community Center at Yale and Gibson SE.

The 10th annual Albuquerque Fire Department 9/11 Stair Climb begins at 9:15 a.m. at the Bank of Albuquerque building, 201 Third NW. A group of firefighters dressed in full bunker gear will climb 110 stories, the same height as the Twin Towers.

At Sacred Heart Parish at 6 p.m. Sunday, there will be a remembrance followed by a reception. The church, at 309 Stover SW in Barelas, has beams from the destroyed World Trade Center in its bell tower.

Memorial Ceremony, 6 p.m. at Vista Verde Memorial Park, 4310 Sara SE, Rio Rancho.

In Socorro, the New Mexico Firefighters Training Academy will host the Fallen Firefighter/911 Ceremony at 8 a.m. today at the academy’s campus, 600 Aspen Road, El Defensor Chieftain reported.

And in Belen, this year’s commemoration of Sept. 11, 2001, will honor the 91 men and one woman from New Mexico or with New Mexico ties who have died in the post-9/11 wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, including Air Force Capt. Tamara Long Archuleta of Belen whose helicopter crashed on a rescue mission in Afghanistan in 2003.

The Belen memorial will begin at 7 p.m. today in the Heart of Belen Plaza, the Valencia County News-Bulletin reported.

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