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Local ceremonies to remember 9/11

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Bowen indicated the ceremony would last about half an hour and will take place at the citys 9/11 memorial outside City Hall at 200 N. Castle Heights Ave.


On Sept. 11, 2001, 19 terrorist hijackers crashed two commercial jets into the North and South towers of the World Trade Center in New York City. Both towers collapsed, killing more than 2,500 people.


Also, hijackers crashed a commercial jet into the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., killing 125. A fourth jet crashed in Shanksville, Penn., after passengers attempted to regain control of the aircraft.


Almost 3,000 were killed and more than 6,000 were injured in the attacks.


Many first responders answered the call to help evacuate the World Trade Center after the towers were hit. Hundreds of firemen and police officers were killed in the attacks in New York. After the buildings collapsed, thousands of first responders worked around the clock searching for survivors.


I cant say enough about Mr. Singletary and Dr. Stumb for agreeing to do this, Bowen said.


The departments Color Guard will present the colors at the memorial.


The public is invited to attend.



Watertown to hold 9/11 observance


Watertown will hold its annual observance of Sept. 11, 2001 at 12 p.m., noon, on Tuesday at the Gazebo on the Public Square.


In addition to recognizing the city's police officers and firefighters, County Mayor Randall Hutto will be the guest speaker. Also, WWII veteran, and longtime Watertown resident George James will lead the Pledge of Allegiance.


The Watertown High School Choir will also perform. The ceremony will last approximately 30 minutes and everyone is invited to come to the square and participate.


Staff Writer Patrick Hall may be contacted at phall@wilsonpost.com.

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