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Events 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 858-2018.

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.