Northwest Georgia remembers Sept. 11, 2001: Commemorative services were held in Rome and Cartersvile to remember what happened 20 years ago.
Rome/Floyd Fire Department:
From the city of Cartersville: “What a fantastic 9/11 20th Anniversary Run To Remember 5K this morning…and a heartfelt ceremony to remember those who lost their lives 20 years ago, while showing our appreciation for all first responders.”
Above: Gail Johnson of the Exchange Club captured the moment from downtown Rome on Saturday morning. Below is a collage of her photos. For those and more, please click here.
From just before the Rome/Floyd ceremony
Saturday morning service marks 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. A remembrance service is scheduled for 8:30 that morning at the Rome-Floyd Firefighters Memorial Plaza just behind the City Auditorium. It is open to all. The service, which includes the National Anthem, presenting of the colors, several speakers, the playing of Taps and bagpipes, will last 45 minutes.
- The service will be live streamed; click here to watch Saturday morning. We’ll post the broadcast on our home page as well.
Remembrance service to follow road race in Cartersville on Saturday: A road race hosted by Cartersville Fire and Police Departments in remembrance of the 20-year anniversary of the events and tragedy of Sept. 11. At the conclusion of the race, in conjunction with the presentation of awards, the departments will hold a Remembrance Ceremony to honor the efforts of all first responders on that unforgettable day 20 years ago. Register Here