Most everyone who is asked can readily remember and recite exactly where they were on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001 when four aircraft were hijacked and purposely crashed, two into the World Trade Center Towers in New York City.
“It was a terrifyingly scary day, and the many days after were filled with dread and uncertainty,” says Fire Chief Stuart Blasingame. “As we get older, though, and a younger generation begins to take our place, we have a duty to ensure that the events of that day, and the resulting unity of our nation, are never forgotten.”
The annual commemoration of Sept. 11 in Prosper will move this year to the north end of the newly-opened Prosper Town Hall, 200 S. Main St. The one-hour ceremony will begin at 7:30 a.m. and include a patriotic remembrance of the many lives lost in the tragedy. In addition, the Fire Department is arranging for traditional music from a bagpiper and bugler to add to the solemnity of the service.
The 9/11 Mobile Memorial, the recovered beam from one of the towers that has been placed on its own trailer and decorated with remembrances, will be on display.
Colors will be presented by the official Prosper Color Guard and several special guests will be in attendance.
The public is invited to be part of the annual event by attending and being in place before the ceremony begins.