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Central Georgians Will Mark 9/11 Anniversary

Events across Central Georgia this weekend will mark the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11th terrorist attacks.


The scheduled events start Friday and will feature speeches, music, prayers and tolling bells for the nearly 3,000 victims.


These are some of the scheduled events:


Warner Robins: Robins Air Force base will host a ceremony at the Museum of Aviation's Century of Flight Hangar tomorrow at 1 p.m. The featured speaker is Army Brig. Gen. Larry Dudney, who will give a first-person account of the attack on the Pentagon.

Some Bibb County schools will mark the date with assemblies and a tribute to police, firefighters, the military and other "heroes." Rutland High, Vineville Academy for the Arts, and Barden Elementary are among the schools holding events.

In Baldwin County,  second graders from Midway Elementary will host a reception for Baldwin County Fire Rescue volunteers at 1 p.m.

Also in Baldwin County, The Men's Group from First United Methodist Church will host a breakfast "honoring our local heroes" from 5:30 to 9 a.m. at the Hardwick Fire Department

At noon, the College Republicans Never Forget Project and a local Boy Scout Troop will place small American flags and name signs will be placed on the front campus of Georgia College in Milledgeville.

In Macon, a military widow, Tosha Phillips, a member of Widows Inspiring a Nation Growing Silent, plans a celebration at Central City Park in Macon from 6 to 9 p.m.. Her group plans to release balloons with lights on the end of them in honor of those lost on Sept. 11, 2001 and in the wars since Sept. 11.

The Wrightsville Fire Department plans a memorial service at 9 a.m. Saturday. It happens at the fire headquarters on East College Street.

The Henry County Fire Department and the Forsyth-Monroe County Chamber of Commerce are hosting a memorial celebration at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth at 1 p.m. Sunday. Scheduled guests include Gov. Nathan Deal and William Rabbit, a retired District of Columbia firefighter who responded to the attack at the Pentagon

The Forsyth-Monroe County Chamber of Commerce is also organizing a memorial motorcycle ride. It  begins at 12:30 p.m. at the public safety center north parking lot. For more information, visit www.gapsg.com.

Riverside Cemetery in Macon will host a commemoration at 9 a.m., at the memorial marker for Major Wallace Cole Hogan, Jr., who died in the attack on the Pentagon. Several Macon clergymen will take part.

Mercer University will host an interfaith service marking the 10th anniverary at 8 p.m. in Newton Chapel on the Macon campus. It will conclude with a candlelight vigil around the flag pole in front of Roberts Hall.

Fort Valley State's Political Science Student Association will hold a 9/11 memorial at 5 p.m. at Pettigrew Auditorium.

And the city of Macon announces it will take part in the National Moment of Remembrance at 1 p.m. Firehouses and churches are asked to sound their bells and sirens for one minute.


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