Security stepped up ahead of local 9/11 ceremonies

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by TERESA YUAN / KING 5 News, CHRIS INGALLS / KING 5 News

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Posted on September 9, 2011 at 6:46 AM

Updated Friday, Sep 9 at 7:38 PM

SEATTLE -- Authorities in Western Washington are also beefing up security ahead of 9/11 ceremonies this weekend.

For Friday night's game at KeyArena, the Seattle Storm is adding more security based on orders from the WNBA. Also, University of Washington officers will have added responsibilities for this weekend's Husky football game.

This Sunday, on the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, a day of reflection will be held at the International Fountain at the Seattle Center. 

On September 11 and days after, the International Fountain became a gathering point. More than 30,000 people came to grieve, remember and pay their respects.

There was a flower vigil at Seattle Center that was supposed to last for three hours. It went on for five days.

A large gathering is planned for this Sunday's event at the Seattle Center. Organizers say they will have the normal police and fire department presence for big events, but will not have any additional special security. They would like participants to focus on having a day of reflection and meditation.

Sunday's event at Seattle Center starts at 5 a.m. and runs through 10 a.m. The Kobe Bell will be rung at 5:46 a.m. to mark when the first plane hit. People will be meeting at the north end of the fountain. CLICK HERE for a list of 9/11 anniversary events in Western Washington.

Watch KING 5 News at 5 today and through the weekend for special reports about the upcoming 9/11 anniversary. KING will also broadcast a special edition of KING 5 Morning News from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Sunday.

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