County events will mark 15th an­niver­sary of 9/11

Cecil Whig - - FRONT PAGE - By JANE BELLMYER

jbellmyer@ce­cil­whig.com

— Two Ce­cil County com­mu­ni­ties will take time this week­end to re­mem­ber the events of Sept. 11, 2001.

This marks the 15th an­niver­sary of the worst ter­ror­ist at­tack on U.S. soil when hi­jacked planes crashed into the Twin Tow­ers in New York City, the Pen­tagon in Washington, D.C., and a now-hal­lowed field in Shanksville, Pa.

Ser­vices in North East and Ch­e­sa­peake City aim to re­mem­ber the lives lost

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and to salute those who re­sponded to the chaos that day as first re­spon­ders. There will also be a trib­ute to those who are Ce­cil County’s first re­spon­ders.

Both events are free and open to the pub­lic.

A con­cert fea­tur­ing the Up­per Ch­e­sa­peake Com­mu­nity Band will be held Satur­day at 6 p.m. at Hart’s Am­phithe­ater, lo­cated at 3203 Turkey Point Road near North East. At 6:30 p.m. Sun­day, a 9/11 Prayer Ser­vice will be held in Pell Gar­dens hosted by the Ch­e­sa­peake City Ec­u­meni­cal As­so­ci­a­tion.

Hank Passi, spokesman for Hart’s Chapel or­ga­niz­ers, said he ex­pects this sum­mer con­cert fi­nale to be mean­ing­ful. As the years go by and peo­ple tend to for­get, the re­tired Air Force colonel said “this is an­other way to be re­minded.”

“This is a pretty sig­nif­i­cant time in our coun­try’s his­tory,” Passi said of the at­tacks.

Passi said this is also the 15th an­niver­sary of this par­tic­u­lar con­cert, which had sim­ply been planned to

CE­CIL WHIG FILE PHOTO

Fire­fight­ers look on as the honor guard takes its place in front of the Pell Gar­dens gazebo dur­ing the 2015 9/11 an­niver­sary ser­vice in Ch­e­sa­peake City. Two lo­cal ser­vices will mark the ter­ror­ist at­tacks on their 15th an­niver­sary this week­end.

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