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Portland firefighters pause for 9/11

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Portland firefighters marked the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks with a remembrance ceremony on the Eastbank Esplanade Sunday.

They set up a wall with all the names of the victims on it, along with pictures from that day. All these years later, the events of that day still remain fresh in a lot of minds.

"As we were setting up the panels this morning with the names on it, people who were jogging by or riding bikes by and people walked over and were just wondering what we were doing, they shed some tears and I don't think they woke up this morning thinking they were going to do that," said Portland Fire Fighters Association Vice President Jason Lehman. 

At the event, the association announced plans for a new memorial for local fallen firefighters. The new David Campbell Memorial will be built adjacent to Fire Station 21 and the Hawthorne Bridge. 

Chief Campbell was a Portland firefighter who lost his life on June 26, 1911 fighting a fire at the Standard Oil Building. 

The memorial will honor the 36 Portland firefighters who have died in the line of duty.

The association expects to have the new memorial done by this time next year. The cost of the project is $750,000. For more information, visit www.davidcampbellmemorial.org

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