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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Plainfield's 9/11 observance Thursday morning

Many homes and public buildings mark the day with flag displays.

Plainfield Mayor Adrian Mapp will lead a brief 'Day of Remembrance' ceremony Thursday morning, marking the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks that caused over 3,000 deaths and destroyed the World Trade Center in New York City as well as damaging the Pentagon. Another plane was lost over Pennsylvania after passengers attempted to overcome the terrorists.

Mayor Mapp is inviting residents to gather on City Hall steps at 8:30 AM. The ceremony will begin with the ringing of bells of Grace Episcopal and Crescent Avenue Presbyterian churches at 8:45 AM, the time of the first impact.

Included will be the presentation of colors by the Plainfield Police Division Color Guard, a musical selection by the PAAAS Choir and remarks by Mayor Mapp and other elected officials and dignitaries. The Rev. Dr. Gerald Lamont Thomas, pastor of Shiloh Baptist Church will offer both the invocation and the benediction.

Parking is available on the street.

NOTE: If there are any residents of Plainfield who were involved in the disaster recovery efforts at Ground Zero, be aware that the Workmen's Compensation registry that has been set up for such individuals will be closing shortly per news reports. It is important to get on this registry to be covered in case of future 9/11-related health issues. Those who fail to register will lose out on possible future benefits should they develop health-related symptoms at some point in the future.

  -- Dan Damon [follow]

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Anonymous said...

I can't believe that plainfield observed 911 on the 11th I would have figured they be observing it on the 12th or 13th