American Legion planning 9-11 memorial service in Albion

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 4 September 2018 at 7:35 pm

Photo by Tom Rivers: A giant American flag was displayed on Main Street in Albion on Sept. 11, 2017. The ladder trucks from Albion and Medina fire departments were used to hold the flag high.

ALBION – There will be an observance next Tuesday on the 17th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people on American soil.

The American Legion in Albion is organizing the memorial at 6 p.m. outside the Orleans County Courthouse.

There has been two observances on Sept. 11, with a morning event at Elks Club in Albion and then the 6 p.m. observance at Courthouse Square. This year there won’t be the 10 a.m. service at the Elks.

Gary Befus, from the Legion in Albion, welcomes the community to attend the evening program. He would like to see a contingent of law enforcement, firefighters, paramedics and other first responders so the community can express their appreciation for that service.

The terrorist attacks killed nearly 3,000 people when four planes were hijacked and crashed into two World Trade Center buildings, the Pentagon and a field in rural Pennsylvania.

The deaths included 343 firefighters in New York City, 60 police officers and eight other paramedics.

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