Cedartown remembers: A solemn ceremony was held Tuesday morning to remember those fallen on Sept. 11, 2001, and to honor first responders from that day and today. The City of Cedartown has posted 35 images from Tuesday’s ceremony. For more, please click September 11
The Cartersville Fire Department gathered together this morning at the Sept. 11 display in the Public Safety Headquarters to look back on Sept. 11, 2001, while Battalion Chief Tim McClung read to the crews the timeline of events that occurred on that horrific day. “Today we remember but we are also reminded that we must serve with the same dedication. Our citizens know we are here for them,” according to Fire Chief Scott Carter. This Sept. 11 display is open to the public at the Public Safety Headquarters at 195 Cassville Road.
Earlier, March to the Mountain remembered Sept. 11: The March to the Mountain is a 6.5-mile memorial walk that begins and ends at the West Loop of Pine Mountain. The walk begins at 9:11am on Tuesday, Sept. 11. Check-in starts at 8 a.m. If you do not want to walk the entire distance, you are more than welcome to join in at any point along the way with the group. Transportation will be provided if you need to take a break. We would like to finish together. There is no cost to participate in the walk. It is simply a walk to celebrate the freedom of America and all those who have died for it. We hope you bring your American flag and join us this year in our trek to the Mountain. Expanded details
Masonic Lodge No. 97, Rockmart, hosts a Red Cross blood drive from 12:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Nathan Dean Community Center in honor of first responders who lost their lives that day. A free barbecue lunch will be served.
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In memory of Sept. 11, 2001, New Antioch Baptist Church honored firefighters from the Rome Floyd County Fire Department on Sunday, Sept. 9, during the worship hour, and served lunch to the crews from noon until 2 p.m. North Antioch volunteers prepared and served lasagna, salad, rolls, drinks and desserts to multiple fire crews from around the county. We appreciate the servant leadership exhibited by our wonderful firefighters in Rome and Floyd County, and New Antioch Baptist Church just wanted to say “Thank You.”
Tuesday marks 17 years since the loss of more than 3,000 lives in separate terrorist attacks on our country. Several events are planned throughout the region, including Tuesday morning’s ceremony in Cedartown. Please send updates on any additional services open to the community to firstname.lastname@example.org.