Sunday marks the 21st anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in New York City, Virginia, and Pennsylvania.
Carroll County will mark the date with memorial ceremonies.
County representatives will gather at 8:30 a.m., Sunday, at the Carroll County Public Safety Training Center 9/11 memorial, at 50 Kate Wagner Road in Westminster.
The public is invited to the outdoor ceremony.
At 8:45 a.m., a moment of silence will be held, followed by a wreath laying.
County fire and emergency medical services officials are planning to attend. An invocation and benediction will be made by Liturgical Deacon Charles E. Barnhart, Jr., of the Keysville Evangelical Lutheran Church, and Commissioners President Ed Rothstein, a retired colonel in the U.S. Army, will make remarks.
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“We will never forget the events of 9/11 and those who sacrificed so much on that day and the aftermath, Rothstein stated in a news release from the county. “It is always a somber day and pausing to remember and honor the victims, heroes and families is so important and the respectful thing to do.”
Since classes will be in session at the training center, the county is advising participants to park in the upper lot, which is accessed by passing the front gate and continuing to the rear of the building.
The event will be recorded and available for viewing on the county’s Facebook page and the YouTube channel. In addition, the ceremony will replay on Comcast Channel 24.
The Town of Mount Airy is also planning a Patriot’s Day ceremony at 3 p.m., Sunday, at Pine Grove Chapel on Main Street.
The ceremony will include members of the Civil Air Patrol Color Guard, singing of the National Anthem, reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance and a prayer.
Wreaths will be laid in honor of two local service members who died at the Pentagon as a result of the attack there.
Those participating in the Mount Airy ceremony include members of several local Boy Scout and Cub Scout troops.