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Paulding County 9-11 ceremony set for Mt. Tabor Park
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September 05, 2013 11:33 AM | 2465 views | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Paulding County Sheriff's Office and Fire Department next week will honor the first-responders who gave their lives to help the victims of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 during the 10th annual Patriots Day event.

The public is invited to the event scheduled for Wednesday at 8:40 a.m. at Mt. Tabor Park's 9-11 memorial site.

According to a press release from the Paulding County Sheriff's Office, "On Sept. 11, 2001, thousands of lives were lost throughout the United States as a terrorist attack was launched against Americans. There were nearly 3,000 people killed on this day. Hundreds of them were first responders, heroes, running without hesitation, to answer the cries for help. Hundreds of lives were likely saved due to these heroic acts."

Paulding County Sheriff Gary Gulledge said, "We will never forget this horrible day. We will always remember the families of the heroes that died that day. We will never forget about the ones that lived through the horrifying experience and are left with terrifying memories."

This event will honor the family, friends, and all Americans who were affected by the tragedy of 9/11.

This year’s guests include representatives of the New York Police Department and

Fire Department who are members of the Retired New York Shields of Georgia.

"We would like for the community to come out and support the families of the victims from 9/11," said Paulding County Fire Chief Mike Earwood. "This is a time when we as a Paulding County community can pull together and show our support for the people directly affected by this event, many of whom now live in our community."

This ceremony will be led and sponsored by the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office Honor Guard, the Paulding County Fire Department Honor Guard, and the Retired New York (RNY) Shields of Georgia.

The public is invited to take part in the ceremony at Mt. Tabor Park at 1550 East Paulding Drive in Dallas.

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