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9/11 commemorative ceremony Sept. 11 in Cooleemee

A brief event will be held to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the attacks on Sept. 11, 200 in front of the Cooleemee Volunteer Fire Department at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11.

The brief event will feature the recitation of the American Pledge of Allegiance and the singing of the National Anthem.

“When we realized that very few of the young people had any idea about the major events that have now become part of our nation’s history, we decided we needed to have something,” said local resident, Walter Ferrell. “They should never be forgotten.”

The short ceremony will also be an appreciation for all of the dedication local first responders who protect and serve us today, said Lynn Rumley who, along with Ferrell. is putting out the word about the event. “They deserve our support.”

The public is encouraged to attend and the ceremony specifically honors the fire departments of Cooleemee, Jersusalem, Woodleaf, Scotch-Irish, Davie County EMS, the Cooleemee Police Department and the Davie County Sheriff’s Department.