Friends of Memorial Lane hosted a 9/11 Memorial Service to remember and honor the 2,977 people who lost their lives after the attack that turned the country upside down at 8:46 a.m. on September 11, making the country forever changed.
2,753 people died at the World Trade Center, 184 near the Pentagon, and 40 died outside Shanksville Pennsylvania. 343 firefighters, eight EMS, 72 police officers, and 55 military personnel lost their lives while trying to protect the country from the attacks that occurred that day.
The event named Patriot Day was named after the city declared an official proclamation making September 11 Patriot Day during a city council meeting. The keynote speaker was Granbury City Councilman Place six Greg Corrigan.
Over 120 people attended the event including Texas State Representative Shelby Slawson. The event was created by Mike Donnelly who formerly served in the Air Force. Donnelly noted that it takes a village to create successful events such as this one.
The event featured the sounds of bag pipes, many notable speakers including Mayor Jim Jarratt, and placement of wreaths to honor those who lost their lives. Tarleton State University’s ARMY ROTC was also there to present the colors.
Photos by Mary Vinson - Hood County News
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