Bulletin Staff Report
From dawn to dusk, Brown County residents will be remembering the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001, in ceremonies scheduled today.
VFW Post 3278 and Auxiliary will host a 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony at 7:30 a.m. today at the Margaret and Stuart Plaza at the Depot Civic and Cultural Center. Retired Navy Chaplain Jim Looby will be the speaker for the program, which will include special music and quiet time for reflection.
The program should conclude by 8:15 a.m., and those who must leave earlier to meet a work schedule are encouraged to come for the time that they can.
At the same time, members of the Brownwood Rotary Club will be placing U.S. flags at locations where property owners have ordered them.
Looby will also speak at the luncheon meeting of the Brown County Republican Women’s Club at 11:30 a.m. at the Brownwood Country Club. The meeting’s program will be “A Day of Remembrance” of events that happened Sept. 11, 2001.
A time of remembrance is planned at most high school football games tonight, including a flag-raising ceremony by veterans groups before the Bangs game.
Today is the eighth anniversary since terrorists flew planes into the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon. Passengers overtook a fourth plane to keep it from being flown into the White House. Almost 4,000 people lost their lives in the attacks.