Annual 9-11 Memorial Service and Tree Planting Ceremonies Scheduled

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City of Dodge City

DODGE CITY, Kansas. — The annual 9-11 Day of Remembrance Memorial Service will take place on Wednesday, September 11, 2019, at 7:00 pm at Liberty Garden in Wright Park, just east of Hoover Pavilion. The service is held to remember those who lost their lives during the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001, and those servicemen and women who have given their lives and who continue to serve in the fight on terrorism.

There will also be a tree-planting ceremony at Wright Park near the Liberty Garden. The first tree will be planted the morning of September 11, beginning at 7:45 am, in remembrance of those who died from the first plane crash into the north tower of the World Trade Center. Three more trees will be planted at 8:03 am, 8:45 am, and 9:10 am to coincide with the other plane crashes.

“The planting of trees is also in conjunction with the Keep America Beautiful annual National Day of Planting which begins Sept. 8,” stated Corey Keller, Keep Dodge City Beautiful Coordinator. “We want to thank Western Beverage and Fidelity State Bank for sponsoring two of the trees.”

The public is invited to attend the memorial services.