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American Legion To Hold 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

Ten years after the terror attacks on America, citizens of Estes Park are invited to come together in a commemoration ceremony to honor the victims of Sept. 11, 2001. The commemoration ceremony honors the victims of the attacks on the World Trade Center, Pentagon, airline flight takeovers and the American military service personnel who have died in the war against terrorism while other members of the service continue to fight.

On Sunday, September 11 at 6:30 p.m., American Legion Post 119 will hold a 9/11 remembrance ceremony for the nearly 3,000 American lives lost in the attacks on the World Trade Center, Pentagon, and Flight 93. The ceremony will pay homage to all those who lost their lives due to acts of terrorism on September 11, 2001, to their family and friends, and to those who worked during the recovery and aftermath. Over 400 emergency personnel died responding to these events.

The ceremony will begin with recognition of emergency-service personnel who have remained strong throughout the entire ordeal on the attack of America and who have upheld the honor of patriotism. A Blue Star Service Flag will be presented to the Town of Estes Park and Blue Star Service Banners will be presented to local families of military personnel on active duty. It is an American tradition to display a Blue Star Service Banner in the window of a home when a loved one is proudly serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. As Americans support troops deployed overseas in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom, the Blue Star Service Banner is a reminder that war touches every neighborhood.

Special guest speakers include Estes Park Mayor Bill Pinkham, Estes Park Fire Chief Scott Dorman and Estes Park Police Chief Wes Kufeld. Music will be provided by the Highland Brass Quintet. Following the short ceremony, refreshments will be served.

Everyone is invited to join together in this uniting ceremony.

The American Legion is located at 850 N. St. Vrain, across the street from the Rocky Mountain Park Inn (formerly the Holiday Inn.)


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