Marble Falls and Sandy Harbor mark 9/11 anniversary with ceremonies

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Various entities are commemorating the 18th anniversary 9/11 terrorist attacks with memorials and ceremonies. In Sandy Harbor, Stephanie Langseth concluded the community's 9/11 memorial ceremony this morning with the reading of a poem about the infamous day. This was the third year of the tradition in Sandy Harbor. A prayer was recited, the memorial bell – made from metal from the towers – was rung at 7:46 a.m. the moment the first airplane struck one of the Twin Towers. Marble Falls Rotarians are hosting an "Day of Remembrance" event at 5:30 p.m. today at Lakeside Pavilion to commemorate the attacks and to honor local first responders.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Marble Falls will observe the 18th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the Twin Towers in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and United Airlines Flight 93 with a Day of Remembrance this Wednesday, Sept. 11.

Each year, the Marble Falls Noon Rotary Club, with support of the city of Marble Falls conducts a ceremony on that calendar date known as Patriots Day for personal reflection, prayer and remembrance of the victims’ families and rescue workers involved in 9/11 tragedies from Sept. 11, 2001.

Local officials also use the ceremony to honor, award and remember the sacrifices of our area first responders. This year the Marble Falls Rotary Club will be honoring four officers and firemen who went “above and beyond the call of duty,” according to their superiors.

The 18th annual Marble Falls Rotary Club “Day of Remembrance Ceremony” is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, at Marble Falls Lakeside Pavilion. The public is invited.

Those who cannot attend are asked to take a moment of silence in remembrance of 9/11 and the strength, heroism and unity of our first responders on that day, and on each and every day they serve our communities.

As set forth in the mission statement of the National September 11th Memorial Museum at the World Trade Center in New York City, “May the lives remembered, the deeds recognized, and the spirit reawakened be eternal beacons, which reaffirm respect for life, strengthen our resolve to preserve freedom, and inspire an end to hatred, ignorance and intolerance.”

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