Employees of Humboldt Bay Fire and the Eureka Police Department gathered today in front of the downtown Eureka fire station for a bell ceremony honoring the first responders who died 13 years ago in the attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and United Flight 93. 

A local man, Richard J. Guadagno, former manager of the Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge, was one of the 46 passengers who died on United 93, and speakers honored him at today’s ceremony.

Among those in attendance were Eureka City Council members Chet Albin, Melinda Ciarabellini, Mike Newman and Marian Brady, Eureka Police Chief Andy Mills and Humboldt County Sheriff Mike Downey, along with a couple dozen members of the public.