Local 9-11 Program ScheduleFeatured Stories, News Tuesday, September 10th, 2013
Local recognition of the 12th anniversary of terrorist attacks on 9-11 includes at least three programs. The first is Wednesday morning at the site of the future 9-11 memorial at Veterans Park. Brian Hilton with the Brazos Valley Veterans Memorial (BVVM) says two flags will be dedicated, an American flag acquired by the BVVM and a Texas flag purchased by family and friends of Dick Danes, a volunteer fireman who died last year. Fire trucks from College Station and Bryan will arrive Wednesday morning at 7:15 and the program begins at 7:44 with a moment of silence at the time of the first jet struck the World Trade Center.
Click below for comments from Brian Hilton, visiting with WTAW’s Bill Oliver.
Wednesday morning at 8 at the Varisco Building in downtown Bryan, members of the Bryan Fire Department will don full gear and will climb 110 stories, the height of the World Trade Center, to recognize emergency responders who lost their lives.
A second program at the BVVM will take place at 12:15, following a police escorted motorcycle ride that starts at 11:30 at Independence Harley-Davidson.
A remembering 9-11 service will be held Wednesday morning at nine in Bryan, under the flags in front of the Metro Center building at 3833 south Texas Avenue, which is between Inwood and Broadmoor.
And on the A&M campus, the Texas Aggie Conservatives constructed their annual memorial at the Academic Plaza. On display through Thursday are 2,998 American flags, one for each person killed by acts of terrorism on American soil since September 11, 2001.
The Bush Library is offering free admission Wednesday to all active-duty and retired military service members (including Reserve and National Guard), and fire, police and EMS workers in uniform or with a valid ID. In addition, active-duty military service members and up to five of their immediate family members (spouse and children) receive free admission year round. For more information go to http://bushlibrary.tamu.edu/military.
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