Madison Fire Pipe Brigade

In this November 2020 file photo, members of the Madison Fire Department Pipe Brigade play the bagpipes to honor veterans during the Rexburg Chamber of Commerce Veterans Day Ceremony. The brigade will be honoring the lost lives of 9/11 for Patriot’s Day on Saturday.

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The Madison Fire Department Pipe Brigade will be honoring the lost lives from 9/11 on Saturday.

The brigade is celebrating Patriot’s Day and inviting community members to participate in their activities to remember the people that were killed on 9/11.

“This is a time for us to reflect on the events that happened on 9/11 and have a peaceful place for people to reflect on many things,” said Robert Kohler, vice president of the brigade.

The pipe brigade is an all-volunteer organization made up of Madison Fire Department employees. Each member is a bagpipe player and the group’s goal is to give back to its community, Kohler said.

At 7 a.m., the brigade will raise the U.S. flag at Station #1 at 26 North Center Street. The brigade will also ring a bell and hold a moment of silence for the lives that were lost, Kohler said.

A Memorial Walk at Porter Park will be available for residents from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. This is a self-guided tour with signs and flags set up through the park to inform residents of 9/11 events and the involvement of people with ties to the area, which the brigade calls “Home Town Heroes.”

At 6 p.m., the Patriot Day Parade will begin around Porter Park. Residents are encouraged to participate in the parade by carrying a flag.

“We hope people can reflect on the wonderful things in our lives given by those who have given so much,” Kohler said.