Sweetwater District is holding a commemoration of the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks at 8:30 a.m. Sunday at the Fallen Heroes Memorial at Gwinnett County Justice & Administration Center, 75 Langley Drive in Lawrenceville.
“We will not only be honoring those whose lives were lost 15 years ago, but recognizing the many everyday heroes in our community,” according to the district. “These are the first responders who protect the residents and visitors of Gwinnett County and the 16 cities within Gwinnett County. You might know them better as the police, sheriff, fire and EMT personnel. In addition we are also thanking the men and women serving in the armed forces whose dedication and service help keep us the nation we are today.”
The event will last for about an hour, and will feature a flyover.
Organizers recommend arriving by 8 a.m. as seating will be limited.
We just learned of this event, so won’t be organizing anything as a pack, but this would be a tremendous opportunity to observe this solemn occasion with your scout.
According to the district, 500 scouts turned out for the 10th anniversary of the attacks in 2011 and they are trying to best that result.