9-11 Remembrance Ceremony, Silent Run/Walk Planned

Daniel Prince

Union native who was at the Pentagon on 9-11 to be guest speaker

Three weeks from tomorrow will be the 20th anniversary of the September 11th hijackings and attacks on the Twin Towers and Pentagon. To remember the 2977 lives that were lost, including 344 firefighters and 71 law enforcement officers, and to pay tribute to those who protect and serve us every day, several organizations have come together to organize a remembrance ceremony.

The Town of Jonesville, the Union County Sheriff’s Office, the County of Union, the City of Union Public Safety, and the Union County Chamber of Commerce have joined together to create the event on Saturday, September 11. The day will begin with a ceremony at 7:59 a.m. to honor and remember the victims of that day, as well as our local first responders. The time was chosen because that was when the first of the hijacked flights, American Airlines Flight 11, took off from Boston’s Logan International Airport, bound for Los Angeles. Trey Carson will be the guest speaker for the event. Carson is a Union native who was inside the Pentagon the morning of the attacks. There will be an award honoring a local first responder of the decade.

After the ceremony, at around 9 a.m., there will be a silent walk and run. To register, visit the Chamber of Commerce’s website at www.unionsc.com. There will be no charge for first responders to participate, while everyone else will pay $20 to preregister. After August 28, the cost will be $25. Return registrations to the Union County Chamber of Commerce, at 135 West Main Street. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Contact the Chamber for details at 427-9039.

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