Council member Dave Carey attends a meeting of the Soldotna City Council on Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2021 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

Council member Dave Carey attends a meeting of the Soldotna City Council on Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2021 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

City council to consider 9/11 memorial resolution

The resolution would indicate the council’s “support for remembrance” of the terror attacks.

The Soldotna City Council will on Wednesday night consider legislation in honor of the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

A resolution sponsored by council member Dave Carey would indicate the council’s “support for remembrance” of the event, when terrorist attacks in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Shanksville, Pennsylvania, killed nearly 3,000 people and injured thousands more.

“People around the world continue to mourn the tremendous loss of innocent life on that fateful day and thousands of men and women in the United States Armed Forces remain in harm’s way defending the United States against those who seek to threaten the United States,” the legislation says.

Carey detailed the programs in a memo to the council, writing that the 20th anniversary of the attacks is an opportunity for the city to state its love for America, the military and first responders.

“September 11 will never, and should never, be just another day in the hearts and minds of people of Soldotna,” the legislation says.

Carey noted that following the attacks in 2001 Soldotna residents painted city fire hydrants red, white and blue, with many painting hydrants closest to their house. He also called attention to other demonstrations of patriotism in Soldotna, such as the display of American flags along main city corridors, the placement of a “Bronze Iron Mike” statue at Soldotna Creek Park and other local projects carried out by students and community members.

“The People of Soldotna have a long and patriotic history of stating our love of country, our flag, our veterans, our children and our values,” Carey wrote in the memo.

The council’s Wednesday night meeting can be streamed on the city’s website at

Reach reporter Ashlyn O’Hara at

More in News

A cruise ship is docked in Seward, Alaska, on Wednesday, May 25, 2022. (Camille Botello/Peninsula Clarion)
Cruise passengers encouraged to test before docking in Seward

The request comes as new COVID cases are increasing in Alaska

In this July 13, 2007, photo, workers with the Pebble Mine project test drill in the Bristol Bay region of Alaska, near the village of Iliamma. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing restrictions that would hinder plans for a copper and gold mine in Alaska’s Bristol Bay region. It is the latest in a long-running dispute over efforts by developers to advance a mine in a region known for its salmon runs. (AP Photo/Al Grillo, File)
Restrictions proposed in Pebble Mine fight

Critics of the project called the move an important step in a yearslong fight to stop the mine

Armands Veksejs, Hager Elserry, Dady Thitisakulwong, and Haewon Hong attend a farewell potluck barbecue in Nikiski on Monday, May 23, 2022. (Camille Botello/Peninsula Clarion)
‘A life in a year’

Foreign exchange students receive send-off in Nikiski

A man fishes in the Kenai River on July 16, 2018, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Peninsula Clarion/file)
Ninilchik River and Deep Creek to open sport fishing

Sport fishing will be open for three upcoming weekends

Sen. Peter Micciche, R-Soldotna, stands in the Peninsula Clarion offices on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, in Kenai, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
Micciche will not seek reelection

His announcement comes a week after the end of the 32nd Alaska Legislature

The Boney Courthouse in downtown Anchorage, across the street from the larger Nesbett Courthouse, holds the Alaska Supreme Court chambers. (Photo by Yereth Rosen/Alaska Beacon)
Alaska redistricting board picks new Senate map after Supreme Court finds a gerrymander

The board could continue work and possibly write a different map for the elections from 2024 onward

A landslide blocks Lowell Point Road in Seward, Alaska, on Sunday, May 8, 2022. (Photo courtesy City of Seward)
Lowell Point Road to reopen Friday

Intermittent blasting work will continue next week

Members of the Kenai City Council participate in a council meeting on Wednesday, March 16, 2022 in Kenai, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
Boys and girls clubs land donation postponed

The issue will be back before the body on June 1

Most Read