Athens Remembers 9/11 With Host Of Events

by Holly Hollman
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ATHENS-Athens has planned several events for the 15th Anniversary of the September 9/11 tragedy.
full_28408-14622068379/11 Heroes Run hosted by the Alabama Veterans Museum and Archives
Saturday, Sept. 10, 6:30 a.m. opening ceremonies at 6:30 a.m. and race start at 7 a.m., course starts and ends at the museum
The 9/11 Heroes Run unites communities internationally with the goal to never forget the sacrifices of the heroes of September 11th and in the wars since: Veteran, first responder, civilian, and military. Join us to raise awareness and honor the fallen. The 9/11 Heroes Run 5K welcomes runners and walkers of all levels and of all ages. Events take place all over the world, on or nearSeptember 11, and are organized by local volunteers who have asked themselves “If Not Me, Then Who…” Athens Fire and Rescue and Athens Police both will have teams competing. Some firefighters will run in turnout gear.
Blue Lives Matter Rally
Saturday, Sept. 10, 9-11 a.m., Athens State University’s Beasley Field
Free event for the public initiated by Athens State to honor first responders. Includes games and other activities.
superherofundaySuperhero Day for Childhood Cancer Awareness
Saturday, Sept. 10, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Big Spring Memorial Park in Downtown Athens (duck pond)
Hosted by Team Victory 4 All and includes a “Real Heroes” section where first responders and military will have vehicles, booths, etc for children to explore. The Parade of Heroes at 10:15 a.m. will include costumed superheroes but first responders and military as well.
9/11 15th Anniversary Memorial
Sunday, Sept. 11, 7:20 a.m., east side of The Square
Hosted by the Limestone County Association of Volunteer Fire Departments and Athens Fire and Rescue. A short ceremony open to all who would like to take a moment to honor those who lost their lives 15 years ago.
Shanghai Baptist Church Remember 9/11
Sunday, Sept. 11, church is on Elk River Mills Road
Sheriff Mike Blakely, Chief Floyd Johnson and Council President Wayne Harper (retired police chief) will all speak.Breakfast and service. Tee Jackson is the minister.
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