to honor heroes on Sept. 11
At least three different local ceremonies will be held
on the one-year anniversary of the attacks on America.
Platte County will hold a unified patriotic event to
honor those individuals who died in the terrorist attacks
last September 11th.
This event will also be an opportunity to underscore
our pride in the United States of America and our devotion
to freedom. Included in the program will be recognition
and honoring of area police, fire, emergency medical first
responders and public safety dispatchers.
Everyone is invited and encouraged to join in the event
to recognize the agencies in Platte County that comprise
the first responder community and play a critical role
in public safety.
The service will begin at 12 noon on Wednesday, Sept.
11 at the Park Hill High School football field and will
last about 45 minutes.
The keynote speaker will be Presiding Circuit Court Judge
Owens Lee Hull.
In addition to that event, the Platte City Area Ministerial
Alliance has announced plans to honor military personnel,
police officers, firefighters and rescue workers at a
'Night of Prayer and Remembrance' on Sept. 11. This event
will be held at the Wilson Performing Arts Center at Platte
City High School at 7 p.m. Churches from all over northwest
Platte County will be represented. Those being honored
are invited to attend (in uniform if appropriate) to be
recognized and "prayed for as a group," according
to Rev. Rusty Savage.
For more information on the event in Platte City, call
At a meeting of the Platte City Area Development Authority
on Monday, Mayor Dave Brooks said the City of Platte City
is putting together a program to be held the morning of
Sept. 11. He said the city ceremony will be held "right
down by city hall, the street will be blocked off."
More information will be coming later, he said, adding
that plans are for the city event to be held around 9:30
or 10 a.m.