Town and Country and Manchester Remember Sept. 11
Residents of Town and Country and Manchester honor the victims of 9/11 at multiple events throughout the day. Take a look at the photo slideshow.
On the tenth anniversary of Sept. 11, the people of Town and Country and Manchester spent the day honoring the lives lost and the bravery and shown by first responders at the World Trade Center.
Sunday morning at 8:46 a.m. (the time the first plane hit the World Trade Center ten years ago) the Manchester fire crews and police officers, joined Mayor Dave Willson and fellow citizens at the Manchester Veterans Memorial for a wreath laying ceremony.
The group observed a moment of silence together, and Mayor Willson read a proclamation remembering lives lost and expressing support in coming together as a community.
At 9:11 a.m. a crowd of around 400 left from Mike Duffy's Pub and Grill on the March to the Arch, a 21-mile memorial walk started by resident Bo Drochelman, who first made the walk alone, and repeated the walk the next year with a few close friends and family. The event has grown over the years into a great community effort, and more walkers are expected to join the crowd on their route throughout the day.
At 2 p.m. a crowd of around 200 gathered in the truck bay of the Town and Country fire station at Mason and Clayton roads, for a service commemorating those who gave their lives 10 years ago in the tragedy and aftermath of Sept. 11. Pastor Ryan Laughlin, of Covenant Presbyterian Church, and Pastor Jim Stern, of Destiny Church, put together the service and a joint choir to sing Amazing Grace and the National Anthem. Several community leaders spoke about how the events of Sept. 11 impacted their lives, and strengthened their faith and their community.
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Click through the gallery to hear how the people of Town and Country and Manchester have been compelled to commemorate the day in their own ways.
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