Marble Falls Noon Rotary Club


Rememberances of 9/11 echo across Highland Lakes

Glynis Crawford Smith/The Highlander

Texas House Dist. 20 Rep. Terry Wilson reminds guests at the annual 9/11 Day of Remembrance that remembering the fallen does not mean a never-ending mourning but, rather, building a better future on their memory.

By Glynis Crawford Smith

The Highlander

Ceremonies were solemn for First Responder Recognition Day Monday, Sept. 11, when Highland Lakes residents took time to remember those who fell while responding to the attack on the World Trade Center and their fellows who continue today to respond to emergencies.

At the Sandy Harbor Volunteer Fire Department, a bell cast from remains of the Twin Towers was toned at 9:46 a.m.

The bell was donated by a supporter of the SHVFD whose cousin, a New York firefighter, lost is life in the towers' collapse.

"As first responders, our volunteers want to recognize the many sacrifices made by emergency personnel and so many others on this tragic day," said Douglas Hindelang of the department.


Traveling exhibits helps locals 'Remember Our Fallen'

Frank Shubert, Publisher/Highland Lakes Newspapers

Marble Falls first responders escort the 'Remember Our Fallen' exhibit to Lakeside Pavilion where it will be on display throughout the day of of events recognizing the 16th Anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attack on the World Trade Center in New York. The dedication of a First Responders Park at 10 a.m. in Meadolakes begins the day, followed by the 'Day of Rememberance' ceremonies at noon, also at Lakeside Pavilion. The program to honor all Burnet County's finest is hosted by Marble Falls Rotarians and exhibit sponsors Clements-Wilcox Funeral home and the Texas Funeral Directors Association. Hours are 1-5 p.m.Sunday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday.




By Lew K. Cohn

Managing Editor

The Highlander

Burnet County residents are invited to “Remember Our Fallen” at a traveling exhibit on display at Lakeside Pavilion through Monday, Sept. 11.

The Texas-specific version of the “Remember Our Fallen” memorial, created by non-profit Patriotic Productions in conjunction with Bellevue University, is being brought to Marble Falls by Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home and the Texas Funeral Directors Association.

The exhibit arrived in town Thursday, Sept. 7, with an escort from local first responders from the intersection of US 281 and Texas 71 south of town to Lakeside Pavilion. It will open  for viewing through the local recognitions of the 16th  anniversary of the 9-11 terror attacks on New York and Washington, D.C.

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