Special unit to present colors at 9/11 observance

The Henry County Honor Guard will present colors in honor of the tenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks on American soil on Sept. 11, 2001.

This year’s event will be the fourth consecutive year the Henry County Fire Department’s Honor Guard has been selected, according to a press statement on the event.

“The memorial is a solemn reminder of the events of a tragic day that further cements our resolves to never forget those who died in the line of duty,” said Henry County Fire Lt. Travis Miller.

Some 40 Honor Guards from both law enforcement and fire service departments from across the state, have been invited to participate in the commemoration.

The Forsyth-Monroe County Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the anniversary memorial of the attacks on New York’s World Trade Center Buildings, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and flight 93 over Shanksville, Pa.

The ceremony will include traditional ringing of the last alarm, a 21-gun salute, two retired pieces of apparatus from the fire department of New York City, and a pass and review of the guard, along with the culmination of several motorcycle rides.

The ceremony is scheduled to be held at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center, located at 1000 Indian Springs Drive, in Forsyth, Ga. Ceremonies are set to begin at 1 p.m., in the courtyard of the main building, weather permitting, according to the news statement. The facility will be open to the public.