Sunday, November 17, 2019

Ceremony to Remember September 11, 2001

This year marks the ten year anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Nearly 3,000 people lost their lives that day including 411 firefighters, police officers and emergency medical personnel.  A decade later, on Sunday, September 11th, everyone across the nation will pause to remember.

The City of Southlake and its DPS division will hold a special ceremony on Tuesday, at the September 6th City Council meeting beginning at 5:30 p.m. The ceremony will include the posting of colors by our Honor Guard and a very moving video tribute commemorating 9/11; including a local Boy Scout troop shown lowering the United States flag to half-staff.

City Council members will also present a large framed U.S. flag, with the names of all of the victims from 9/11, to our DPS division Chiefs.

Southlake city leaders and members of our DPS division will also participate in a special day of remembrance on Sunday, September 11th, at the Southlake Baptist Church beginning at 10:15 a.m.  We will also have a ladder truck positioned in front of Gateway Church for services that morning.

As we take time to remember those who have lost their lives, and honor our first responders, it’s also a time to remind our citizens to prepare and plan for emergencies.  As part of the Ready Campaign founded following 9/11, the City of Southlake’s DPS division is working to keep residents informed by providing valuable, life-saving information during the month of September.

We want to make sure that our citizens are prepared in the event of a natural disaster or other emergency. Get a Kit. Make a Plan. Be Informed.  The information can be found here on www.MySouthlakeNews.com and Ready.gov.