County events will mark 15th anniversary of 9/11
— 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
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
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.