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Local events to recall 9/11, honor those lost in attacks
Organizations across the Fredericksburg region will honor the nearly 3,000 people lost in the terrorist attacks of 9/11.
The University of Mary Washington’s Association of Student Veterans will hold a flag raising and moment of silence at the Fredericksburg campus Wednesday morning.
At 8:30 a.m. ROTC students will conduct a flag raising at George Washington Hall, followed by a moment of silence on Ball Circle at 9 a.m.
Stafford County will hold a commemoration outside of the George L. Gordon, Jr., Government Center at 8:30 a.m.
Members of the Stafford Fire and Rescue Department will conduct the bell-ringing ceremony.
According to a Stafford County release about the ceremony, bells were traditionally used to alert firefighters of fires and to mark their safe return to the firehouse after an operation.
Five bells signify a completed task. The “last alarm” of five bells is used at many funerals for fire personnel. Four sets of five bells will honor the victims of
Featured speakers are Stafford Sheriff Charles Jett, Stafford Fire and Rescue Chief Mark Lockhart and Lt. Gen. Ron Christmas. Stafford employee John Palmer will give the invocation.
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