Local events to honor Sept. 11 victims

September 10, 2009

Music, honor guards and a parade are among observances Friday in Washington County to remember those who died in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

The City of Hagerstown is holding a remembrance service at City Hall at 8:30 a.m., Woodmen of the World Lodge No. 1 is conducting a community ceremony at 1 p.m. and The First Hose Co. of Boonsboro is holding a remembrance parade along the town's Main Street at 7 p.m.

o The city's service, to which the public is invited, will be in the council chamber on the second floor of City Hall. 

The ceremony will include the posting of colors by Hagerstown Firefighters Local 1605 honor guard, patriotic songs by students of the Barbara Ingram School for the Arts and remarks by Mayor Robert E. Bruchey II, other local and state political figures, and fire and rescue personnel.


At 8:46 a.m., those present will observe a moment of silence for victims and heroes.

A benediction will be offered by Pastor Justin Repp.

The Hagerstown Firefighters Local 1605 honor guard will proceed with the Retiring of the Colors and the ceremony.

o The Woodmen of the World ceremony, "In Honor and Remembrance -- Woodmen of the World Salutes America's Heroes," will be at the Washington County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association building at 1501 Pennsylvania Ave.

In addition to remembering the victims and heroes of 9/11, the ceremony salutes hometown heroes -- police officers, firefighters and members of the armed forces.

o The remembrance parade in Boonsboro will be in memory of the fire, rescue and law enforcement personnel who died on 9/11 as well as the men and women of the military who lost their lives and those who are serving their country.

In addition to the First Hose Co., sponsors of the parade include members of Boonsboro Station 6 and Rohrersville Substation 8.

Parade marching units will line up at 6 p.m. at the Boonsboro school complex, and motorized units will line up at 6 p.m. in the parking lot of Weis Markets near the intersection of U.S 40 Alternate and Md. 68. The parade begins at 7 p.m.

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