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Like many facilities across Riverbank and nearby, the Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District Station 26 facility on Topeka Street in downtown flew its U.S. flag at half-staff on Friday in commemoration of the 9/11 attacks 19 years ago. There were a series of coordinated terrorist attacks by the Islamist group Al-Qaeda. Two planes struck the World Trade Center’s twin towers, while one damaged the Pentagon and one was forced down in a field in Pennsylvania by passengers who caught on to what was happening, on Sept. 11, 2001. It is the single deadliest terrorist attack in human history and the single deadliest incident for firefighters and law enforcement officers in the history of the United States. This past Friday, a local troop of Boy Scouts posted flags along both sides of Atchison Street/Highway 108 through the middle of town, also in memory of the lives lost.

Photo By Ric McGinnis