On September 11th at 9 a.m. a 9/11 tribute will be held at Veterans Memorial Plaza. The City of Newnan Police and Fire will hold the tribute in conjunction with Coweta County Sheriff and Fire, Coweta County EMT, the United States Military and the American Red Cross. All these agencies will be honoring the fallen and the victims of 9/11. The public is invited to the ceremony.
"We do this every year just to remember the people who lost their lives that day," said Newnan Police Chief Douglas L. "Buster" Meadows, whose brother was at the Pentagon when it was attacked. "We don't forget. We remember what happened because it changed the way we live our day-to-day lives."
The remembrance program will feature representatives from the branches of public service, and local attorney Mark Mitchell will be the featured speaker, said Gina Snider, City of Newnan public information officer.
Meadows said Mitchell assisted the Newnan-Coweta Public Safety Training Center Board in obtaining a non-profit status."He's been a big help to us," said Meadows. "He's a proponent of public safety. It will be fitting for him to be there."
The program will also include a flag ceremony, a gun salute, "Taps" and a moment of silence. A representative from each public safety agency will place a wreath at the park in honor of the victims of 9/11 and the soldiers who've been killed in action.
“Veterans are encouraged to attend the commemoration for their service and dedication to our country,” said Newnan Fire Chief David Whitley. ”This is always a good time to reflect and remember those in our military, continued Whitley.
For more information on the event please call 770-254-2355.
Since the 9/11 tragedy, a visitor center has opened in New York City. The Tribute WTC Visitor Center is a project of the September 11th Families' Association. The organization was created by Marian Fontana, Fire Department families and others in the immediate aftermath of September 11th. The mission was to establish a viable communications network for families of victims of February 26, 1993 and September 11, 2001. In 2004 the Association broadened its mission to create Tribute, a place where members of the September 11th community could connect with each other and with the thousands of visitors who come daily to the World Trade Center site (often called Ground Zero). For more info go to www.tributenyc.org
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