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Service to mark 9/11 anniversary

From Staff Reports

A 9/11 Memorial service will be held at noon, Wednesday, Sept 11, at the Lonoke Memorial Flag Plaza. Lonoke Area Chamber of Commerce executive director John Garner said everyone is invited to the service.

“This is something we do every year. Last year I think we had 275 people come,” Garner said.

The Lonoke Flag Plaza is in the Depot Street crossing between NW and SW Front streets (U.S. Highway 70) at Lonoke, one block west of the Center Street (Arkansas Highway 31) intersection.

The Lonoke High School band and Army Junior ROTC unit, the Little Rock Air Force Base Honor Guard, special speakers and other support will part of the service, Garner said.

The Lonoke Flag Plaza was planned and designed before the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

It was dedicated Sept. 11, 2002, “In memory of those who gave their lives for liberty,” at the World Trade Center at New York, the Pentagon at Washington, D.C., and United Airlines Flight 93, which was crashed by the hijackers, killing all on-board, when passengers acted to overpower them.

The Flag Plaza has since been the site for the annual memorial service.

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