9/11 remembrance events

Sep 10, 2016

“Never Forget” was the heartfelt refrain after the World Trade Center attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. Over 3,000 people were killed during the attacks, including more than 400 police officers and firefighters.

Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, will be the 15th anniversary of this tragic day. Everyone is welcome to come together as a community to remember all those we lost on this day including all of our first responders. In addition, we remember the thousands of brave men and women from our military who made the ultimate sacrifice since 9/11 and those who still serve to protect our freedoms. We are the Land of the Free because of the Brave!

At 8:46 a.m., the time the first plane crashed into the World Trade Center, a 9/11 Remembrance Walk led by Belfast Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion, and other community organizations and individuals will begin the walk across the Memorial Bridge. Everyone is welcome to start gathering at the Belfast VFW at 34 Field St. at 8:15 a.m. or you can meet at the bridge.

At 10 a.m. everyone is welcome to a 9/11 Remembrance church service at Faith Temple Church in Belfast, 193 Lincolnville Ave., Route 52, near Troy Howard Middle School. Belfast Police Chief Michael McFadden will be guest speaker. In addition, the Belfast VFW Color Guard will present out national colors and Army veteran Holly Parker will sing the National Anthem.

Women veterans' free luncheon and time to connect

On Saturday, Sept. 24, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (registration opens at 9 a.m.) at University of Maine Hutchinson Center, Route 3, Belfast. All women veterans are welcome. Free massages and salon services as time permits, door prizes and fun! To RSVP, please call or email joyasuncion@roadrunner.com or call Joy at 930-5640. If you know women veterans, please forward this invitation to them.

Retired from the U.S. Navy, Joy Asuncion is an Honor Flight Maine board member and a Maine Troop Greeter. To contact Joy, email her at joyasuncion@roadrunner.com or call 930-5640.

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