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Memorial tributes, and day of service will mark 9-11 anniversary

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 10 September 2013 at 12:00 am

ALBION – On the 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people, Orleans County will pause to remember the victims from those attacks.

Many residents will also be part of a United Way “Day of Caring.” They will tackle service projects throughout the county, the first time United Way has launched such an event in Orleans County.

Teams of volunteers will gather at Shelridge Country Club in Medina at 8 a.m. before heading out for their service projects.

At 10 a.m. there will be a memorial service at the Elk’s Lodge on West State Street in Albion. All American Legion Posts, military personnel, firefighters, police officers, deputies, medics and other first responders are welcome to attend the memorial tribute. Other community members also are urged to attend the service. The event is sponsored by the American Legion, Elk’s Club and Community Action of Orleans and Genesee.

There will also be a candlelight vigil at the Sept. 11 memorial by the county courthouse at 6 p.m.