9:11 flyerp21Sunday, September 11, 2016 we will stand united at the Old Glory Memorial Flag Site and commerate the events of September 11, 2001.  It will be the 15th Anniversary remembrance of a day when Muslim Extremists brought a coward’s war to American soil and attempted to destroy the American dream.  WE WILL NOT FORGET the actions of these cowards and, as patriots, we vow to insure the American Flag WILL FLY, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, three-hundred-sixty-five days a year, confirming that America stands STRONG!

Events on this remembrance day begin at 0800 hrs with a presentation of the colors, a pledge of allegiance to the flag and the  singing of our National Anthem by Mrs. Tina Stewart.   Join us and experience a pure joy that springs forth from  an American spirit and pride that wells up in every heart and soul, as a 5000 sq. ft. Old Glory waves from 180 feet in the air, confirming:  We are the Land of the Free because of the Brave.

After an invocation by Pastor Mark Rawlins, Master of Ceremonies, Bernie Sargent, will comment then  introduce speaker, Cliff Hansen,  Asst. Fire Chief, of the Fort Bliss Fire Department.

A wreath will be placed at the 9/11 memorial stone by COL.Beaver Huh, Chief of Staff, 32nd AAMDC and we will listen to a recording of the beautiful tribute to 9/11 by Darryl Worley, “Have You Forgotten”.

El Paso Police Officer, Slade Davis will sing: “God Bless the USA” and we will “toll the bell” for American Flights #11,  #175, #77  and #93  at appropriate moments frozen in time.

The 19th Rifle Company, USMCR will offer a 21 gun salute and Taps will be played in honor of those whose lives were taken and those who sacrificed on that day and for months to come.

Sing “God Bless America” with Juan Hernandez, student at El Paso Community College, and allow your sense of pride and honor to burst forth as we sing about our “Home Sweet Home”.

Closing remarks will be presented and the Patriot Riders will offer a resounding engine salute to make their presence and dedicated spirits known.

First responders will be present at the ceremony and we will ask them to “walk us around” their vehicles and share the technology and advancements that have been developed in emergency equipment and training that aid them as they protect us.  These “walk arounds” will be presented in time slots available as we await the tolling of the bell at it’s appropriate time.  The “walk arounds” should be very interesting and will show us just how wisely some of our tax dollars are being spent.

This part of the days’s events should conclude about 10:30 am.  Please join us and bring your family and friends.  An evening celebration of the American spirit and pride will begin at 6:00 PM.

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