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Memorial service to honor heroes, victims of Sept. 11 attacks

WARRENSBURG - The region's premier public memorial service for those killed in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks is scheduled to be held Saturday at 7 p.m.

More than 200 people are expected to attend the emotion-filled public event, set for the Floyd Bennett Memorial Bandstand in the center of town.

Held annually on Sept. 11 since the year after the attacks, the candlelight service includes a crowd of people surrounding the bandstand, their faces illuminated with candlelight.

Prayers, a solemn bell-ringing, wreath-laying, and memorial speeches are included in the ceremony. Solemn musical selections will likely be offered by the Warrensburg High School Band. Also, the local American Legion post has annually passed out American flags for the public to display their patriotism during the ceremony.

All area emergency responders have been invited to participate. Thurman firefighters and emergency squad members are expected to be among those on hand Friday.

The ceremony is sponsored by the Warrensburg Volunteer Fire Co. in conjunction with the Warrensburg Emergency Medical Services.

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