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September 11, 2001: Montgomery County Remembers

Community Remembrance, September 9

The public is invited to attend a “September 11 Community Remembrance” ceremony on Friday, September 9 at 12:30 p.m. in Courthouse Square Park in Rockville. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, and the ceremony is planned as a time for remembrance and tribute to the victims, their families, emergency responders and members of the military.

Local elected officials, including County Executive Ike Leggett, County Council President Valerie Ervin and Rockville Mayor Phyllis Marcuccio, will participate in the program that will include remarks by a family member of one of the Montgomery County victims.

Musical selections by the Montgomery County Police Gospel Choir will complete the program. Members of Montgomery County’s Fire and Rescue Services (MCFRS) and the Montgomery County and City of Rockville Police will also participate. The MCFRS Pipe and Drum Corps will perform.

For more information about the memorial park or the ceremony, call Judy Stiles in the Department of Recreation at 240-777-6875.

Interfaith Prayer Service, September 11

An interfaith prayer service will be held on Sunday, September 11 at 3 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Rockville, 100 Welsh Park Dr. The service is open to the public and to all faith groups, churches, mosques, synagogues and temples, as well as secular groups.

 For more information about the interfaith prayer service, call Rev. Lynn Strauss at 301-762-7666.

Germantown Remembers…, September 12

“Germantown Remembers … A Commemoration of 9/11” will be held from noon to 12:30 p.m. at BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr.

The program will feature remarks by County Executive Ike Leggett and Ground Zero survivor Peter Ahearn.

The National Anthem will be performed by the Seneca Valley High School Chamber Choir, under the direction of Michelle A. Searle. The colors will be presented by the Montgomery County Police (MCPD), Sheriff’s Office, Department of Correction and Rehabilitation, and Fire Rescue Service color guard. The Invocation will be presented by MCPD Volunteer Chaplain Sean Libby and other faith leaders of the community.

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POSTED AT: Thursday, September 08, 2011 | 7:00:00 AM |
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