9-11 memorial ceremonies planned for Thursday

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 9 September 2014 at 12:00 am

Photo by Tom Rivers – This memorial to victims in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks was dedicated two years ago in Medina’s Rotary Park.

ALBION – The community is invited to two memorial events on Thursday for the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks when nearly 3,000 people were killed.

There will be a 10 a.m. service at the Elks Lodge on West State Street in Albion, with first responders recognized. Police officers, firefighters, emergency medics and citizens will light candles and place memorial wreaths. Larry Montello, an active member of the American Legion, is organzing the event to honor the people who were killed in terrorist attacks against the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a downed airplane that crashed in rural Pennsylvania.

Participants are asked to gather at the Elks Lodge at 9 a.m. Community Action will provide refreshments.

The service will also include the playing of taps, the raising of a 9/11 flag and a gun salute.

Later at 6 p.m., there will be a candlelight vigil in front of the Orleans County Courthouse.