Stockbridge to hold September 11 memorial


Special to The Times



On Sunday, September 11 at 8:30 a.m., Stockbridge Mayor Pro Tem Anthony S. Ford will combine forces with The American Legion-Post 516, Henry County Police Department Motor Unit, Henry County Fire Dept., local EMTs, and Stockbridge High School’s NJROTC to memorialize American Citizens and first responders who lost their lives as a result of the terror attacks on September 11, 2001.

The City of Stockbridge will close a major road intersection: Hwy. 138 and N. Henry Blvd. (landmarks: Wal-Mart/ Sunoco Gas Station / Zaxby’s) to pause for remembrance of the thousands of innocent Americans – in particular: the firefighters, police, and EMS responders, transit authority officers, etc. who never returned home because they lost their lives on that day.

This is the first of such an event in the City of Stockbridge, but The American Legion-Post 516 has executed a similar activity with the City of McDonough each year for the past four years. This event is also open to the public. Those who attend will be asked to salute the American flag, presented by the Stockbridge High School NJROTC as the national anthem and Taps are rendered for those heroes in what has become the War on Terrorism.

For more information about this event, please them online at www.cityofstockbridge.com and their Facebook page, or contact DaVida Robinson at 678-833-3348 or by email at drobinson@cityofstockbridge-ga.gov.