Sept. 11 at Historic Town Square from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
City of St. George, community organizations to host patriotic event Sept. 11 to honor region’s first responders
The calm of a late-summer morning 20 years ago was shattered when coordinated terrorist attacks killed nearly 3,000 — including 412 first responders — on September 11, 2001. In the ensuing weeks and months, the people of the United States of America came together in a way not often seen.
It is that feeling of togetherness that the City of St. George, American Legion Post 90, the St. George Exchange Club, United We Pledge and many other community organizations hope to evoke during the free event, “Remembering 9-11: Honoring First Responders and Their Families” on Sept. 11 at Historic Town Square from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
“Our police officers, firefighters and paramedics often display incredible amounts of courage in various circumstances,” said Mayor Michele Randall, who is among the scheduled speakers. “We invite everybody to take part in this event and thank our first responders for putting their health and well-being on the line to make our community safer. I would like to see hundreds of our first responders throughout the county come out to this event to be recognized for the outstanding work that they do.”
Selected community members will speak and youth choirs will perform songs to honor the sacrifices made in the aftermath of the attacks. Significant prizes will be given to first responders and their families throughout the event. Kids activities will be available, including patriotic face painting, and the St. George Carousel will be free to ride that morning until noon.