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Lancaster: Area event to honor fallen heroes of Sept. 11

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LANCASTER - This Saturday, Sept. 11 marks the ninth anniversary since the terrorist attacks collapsed the World Trade Center Twin Towers over New York, the crash at The Pentagon in D.C. and the field crash near Shanksville, a town in rural Pennsylvania en route to the White House but was helped stopped by some heroic passengers aboard.

In honor of those who gave their lives for others, cities around the area are organizing a 9-11 Tribute in Lancaster’s Historic Town Square from 10 a.m. till noon.

Lancaster Fire Chief Dick Knopf and Lancaster Police Chief Keith Humphrey are inviting all current and retired first responders, their families and friends, as well as the general public to participate.

Local chiefs decided to make this an annual event hosted by a different city each year with the first year starting in Lancaster and next year to be hosted in Cedar Hill.

The ceremony will include performances by the Pipes and Drums Corps, Posting of the Colors, guest speakers, Taps, Fire and Police Honor Guards and a procession of Police and Fire apparatus.

Participating cities include Cedar Hill, DeSoto, Duncan-ville, Ferris, Lancaster, Red Oak, Waxahachie and Wilmer with more invited to join.

The 9-11 Tribute will be held in conjunction with the monthly 2nd Saturday on the Square in Lancaster running from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Many local vendors invite everyone to join in for food, entertainment, including an appearance of the BratMobile, and crafts for the entire family.

Admission is free and open to the public. If you or someone you know would like to participate or help out in this or upcoming 2nd Saturday on the Square’s call Randy Rostad at 972-977-8379 or Felix Isaac at 214-912-6573.

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