Honor and remembrance on Patriot Day

Sep. 08, 2013 @ 06:15 AM

Patriot Day is an annual observance on September 11 to remember those who were injured or who died during the terrorist attacks in the United States on Sept. 11, 2001.

On Wednesday at 9:30 a.m., the Forest City Fire Department will hold a special ceremony at the department to pay tribute to those heroes on Patriot Day.

Fire Chief Mark McCurry will open the ceremony, followed by the posting of colors by the Rutherford County Honor Guard and the invocation by County Firefighters Chaplain Rev. Jerry Ruppe.

Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy Choir will perform under the direction of Ms. Daigle, followed by the ceremony's key note speaker and reflections of 9-11 presented by the fire department.

The ceremony will conclude with remarks from Assistant Fire Chief Ferrell Hamrick and the ringing of the bell by the Honor Guard.

Members of the community are encouraged to attend Wednesday's ceremony to honor and commemorate America's heroes and those lives that were lost on 9-11.