Fire Museum hosts 9/11 ceremony Saturday morning

Members of the Biloxi Fire Department will conduct a “Patriot Day Commemoration Service” Saturday shortly before 9 a.m. in front of the Fire Museum on Howard Avenue.

The ceremony will include a tolling of the bell as part of the ceremony, with fire and police department members reciting the Policemen’s and Fireman’s prayers, and a rendition of “America the Beautiful” by Jesse Walker of the Biloxi Police Department.

Mayor A.J. Holloway and Chiefs David Roberts and Bruce Dunagan also will speak during the ceremony, which is being emceed by Fire Department Chaplain John Jennings.

The Fire Museum, which will be open for free tours, will host a reception after the ceremony. Motorists traveling the section of Howard Avenue near the Fire Museum will be routed around the ceremony.