9/11 observances taking place across the midstate

September 10, 2011 


The Historic Riverside Cemetery Conservancy will hold a Sept. 11 commemoration at Riverside Cemetery in Macon at 9 a.m. The service will take place at the memorial marker for Maj. Cole Hogan Jr., who was killed at the Pentagon in the attacks. The commemoration will honor Hogan, the Armed Forces, all first responders and other fallen heroes. Three combat sustainment battalions -- the 352nd, the 361st, and the 377th -- will provide Color Guard, taps, a 21-gun salute and a wreath-laying. Local clergy members are scheduled to attend.

A new memorial will be dedicated at Lake Tobesofkee’s Arrowhead Park in memory of the victims of 9/11 and in honor of local first responders at 9:02 a.m. The rest of the morning, volunteers will continue cleanup and planting around the memorial.

The city of Macon will mark the 10th anniversary of 9/11 as part of a national moment of remembrance. Macon Mayor Robert Reichert asks that all churches in Macon that have bells ring them for one minute, beginning at 1 p.m. If weather permits, the Macon-Bibb Emergency Management Agency will sound tornado sirens for 60 seconds beginning at 1 p.m.

The Forsyth-Monroe County Chamber of Commerce and the Henry County Fire Department are having a memorial tribute at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth at 1 p.m. Sunday. Scheduled guests include Gov. Nathan Deal.

At Georgia College & State University’s front campus in Milledgeville, a remembrance ceremony is scheduled for 3 p.m. A candlelight vigil is set for 9 p.m. on front campus.

A flag dedication is scheduled for 3 p.m. at Macon’s Linwood Cemetery to honor the first responders who served during 9/11. The cemetery is off Walnut Street.

The Veterans High School Wind Symphony will present a free 9/11 memorial concert at 3 p.m. Joining the symphony at the performance will be the Valdosta State University Wind Ensemble. Doors will open at 2:30 p.m. The school is located at 340 Piney Grove Road in Kathleen.

Fort Valley State University’s Political Science Student Association will sponsor a 9/11 Memorial at 5 p.m. at Pettigrew Auditorium.

Mercer University will hold an observance at 8 p.m. Sunday in Newton Chapel on the Macon campus. Titled “Remembering 9/11: A Time of Healing and Hope,” the interfaith service will begin at the chapel and conclude with a candlelight vigil in front of Roberts Hall.


Alexander II Math and Science Magnet School will host an assembly called “Hometown Heroes” at 9:30 a.m. Guests will include police, fire, EMT, emergency dispatch and sheriff’s officials. The program features musical selections and an awards ceremony.

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