Southwest Georgia to observe Patriot Day with ceremonies, flags at half-mast

9-11-never-forget-1Remember to Display your United States Flag at Half-Staff on Friday September 11th, 2015 in Honor of Patriot Day.

Friday, September 11, 2015 marks the 14-year anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon, and United Airlines Flight 93 which crashed in suburban Pennsylvania. Patriot Day serves as a remembrance of the lives lost on that September morning.

On Patriot Day, the President directs that the American flag be flown at half-staff at individual American homes, at the White House, and on all U.S. government buildings and establishments, home and abroad. The President also asks Americans to observe a moment of silence beginning at 8:46 AM Eastern time, the time the first plane struck the North Tower of the World Trade Center that morning.

Cairo 9/11 Memorial Service

Reprinted with permission from The Cairo Messenger:

The Cairo Fire Department and Woodmen of the World will host a 9/11 Memorial Service this Friday at the city fire department headquarters.

The event begins at 10 a.m. and the community is invited to participate.

Also on Friday morning, public safety personnel and active duty military personnel will be honored at a “Community Heroes Prayer Breakfast” at Pickle Patch Deli.

The breakfast is sponsored by the Cairo-Grady County National Day of Prayer Committee and the Cairo-Grady County Ministerial Alliance. The event begins at 6 a.m. and will conclude at 9 a.m.

The community is invited to participate in the breakfast and the cost to the general public is $6.50 for the breakfast buffet. Public safety personnel and military personnel eat free.

Thomasville firefighters, others to honor 9/11 victims with stair climb on Friday

The City of Thomasville Fire Rescue Department and interested participants will honor those brave men and women by climbing the bleachers at Thomas County Stadium, simulating the 110 flights climbed by emergency workers that fateful day. The first climb is from 5:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., with registration beginning at 5 a.m. At 8:30 a.m. there will be a memorial ceremony and a second climb will start at 5:30 p.m. and end at 8 p.m.

Read More about the special meaning of the stair climb and see a picture of how the emergency responders who lost their lives on 9/11 are honored

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