Local events commemorate heroes of Sept. 11

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Here is what’s happening in our area to commemorate Sept. 11.

Savannah

  • Savannah Fire Chief Charles G. Middleton and his staff will join the runners in the Old Glory Relay for a moment of silence at 9:59 a.m. on Sept. 11 at the Savannah Fire Headquarters, 121, E. Oglethorpe, to commemorate the falling of the World Trade Center’s South Tower. The Old Glory Relay involves runners from Team Red White and Blue of Fort Stewart and Savannah carrying an American flag from Fort Screven on Tybee Island to Hunter Army Air Field. 
  • There will be a 9-11 Remembrance Ceremony starting at 8:30 a.m. at the American Legion Post 184, 3003 Rowland Ave. in Thunderbolt. The ceremony will begin outside at the flag post to lower the flag and honor the National Anthem then will move inside for the ceremony and brunch.
 

Bluffton 

  • The Town of Bluffton will host a ceremony to honor those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. The ceremony will be held at the Town of Bluffton Law Enforcement Center at  8:30 a.m. Members of the Bluffton Police Department and Bluffton Township Fire District Honor Guard will present the colors and the St. Gregory the Great Catholic School Children’s Choir will sing. The keynote speaker is John Ring who was living in Baltimore, Maryland on Sept. 11, 2001. Following the attack on the Pentagon, he worked at a church and was caring for children who didn’t know if their parents, who were assigned to the Pentagon, had survived the attack. His story encompasses how the tragedy directly affected him that day, as well as, the long-term effects of 9/11 on so many others. Seating will be available. The ceremony will be held rain or shine and is expected to last approximately thirty minutes.

Richmond Hill

  • The City of Richmond Hill will host “We Will Never Forget: September 11 Remembrance Ceremony” as part of Patriot Day. The City of Richmond Hill Fire and Police Departments will host the ceremony on Sept. 11 at 9:30 a.m. at J.F. Gregory Park.

Bryan County

  • The 4th Annual ‘Walk 2 Remember 343’ will be held Tuesday starting at 8:00 a.m. Participants will assemble at the Bryan County Fallen Memorial Site (behind South Bryan County Administration building). Each person will be walking in memory of one of the 343 FDNY firefighters killed during rescue operations in 2001. The walk is free, but commemorative t-shirts are on sale for $15. Proceeds will benefit the South Bryan County Volunteer Association and its fire prevention programs. To register or purchase a shirt, visit here.

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