Services remember those killed in terrorist attacks

2013-09-11T00:05:00Z Services remember those killed in terrorist attacksTimes Staff
September 11, 2013 12:05 am  • 

Services today will remember those who lost their lives in the World Trade Center attacks 12 years ago today.

CROWN POINT | First United Methodist Church, 352 S. Main St., holds services at 7:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. on the southwest corner of the church property at the 9/11 Memorial.

GARY | The city of Gary hosts its Sept. 11 Commemoration Ceremony to remember those who died at ground aero in New York and to honor the Gary fire and police personnel for their efforts every day in a service at 8 a.m. on the front steps of Gary City Hall.

Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson, At-large Councilman Ronald Brewer, Police Chief Wade Ingram, Fire Chief Teresa Everett and the men and women of Gary's Police and Fire departments will participate. The Wirt-Emerson choir performs.

HAMMOND | Two memorial services are scheduled in Hammond.

American Legion Post 232 and VFW Post 7881 will host a 9/11 remembrance ceremony at 11 a.m. in Hessville Park, 173rd and Kennedy Avenue.

Following speakers and ceremonial music at the Veterans Memorial, refreshments will be served at Post 232, 6523 Kennedy Ave.

Patriotic music, a balloon release and fireworks highlight an outdoor 9/11 memorial that begins at 6 tonight at the Herb and Dawn Lewis home, 3015 173rd St.

The 60-minute memorial features patriotic and faith-based music, he said. Also included will be a candlelight vigil for military personnel and the launch of red, white and blue balloons in memory of those who were killed at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and in a Pennsylvania field.

HIGHLAND | There is a candlelight vigil from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Highway of Flags Memorial at the intersection of Ridge Road and U.S. 41. Participants are invited to bring an American flag banded at the top of the pole with a black ribbon for mourning.

SCHERERVILLE | The town of Schererville hosts a service from 6 to 7 p.m. at the 9/11 Memorial site near the parking lot of the Schererville Police Department, 25 E. Joliet St. The beam obtained by the town from the New York Twin Towers will be unveiled. It's the first phase of the memorial that is being built on town grounds.


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