HAMMOND | Patriotic music, a balloon release and fireworks will highlight an outdoor 9/11 memorial that begins at 6 tonight at the Herb and Dawn Lewis home, 3015 173rd St.
“This is the 11th year we’ve sponsored this. We usually have about 80 people show up,” said Herb Lewis about the memorial to those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.
“It’s good for people who work and want to remember. The Hammond ceremony is at noon and not everyone can get there,” said Lewis, who with his family decorated the home’s lawn in a patriotic theme.
The 60-minute memorial will feature patriotic and faith-based music, he said. The Lewis’ grandson Logan Zacharius, 9, will sing George M. Cohan’s “You’re a Grand Old Flag.” Dawn Lewis and Bob Schultz will perform “Amazing Grace.”
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.
The finale of fireworks is being provided by Johnny Rockets and also will include the singing of Lee Greenwood’s “I’m Proud to be an American.”