911 Remembered

Published 10:20 pm Tuesday, September 14, 2004

By By Arthur McLean
It was three years ago Saturday that terrorists struck the United States in the single largest terrorist act against this nation.
On Thursday, the City of Atmore remembered the 2,749 victims at the World Trade Center and the victims at the Pentagon and Shanksville, Pa. at a special ceremony held at the Atmore Lions Community Center.
In an emotional ceremony filled with messages of faith and music, about 200 people gathered, to remember those who were lost, those fighting the war on terrorism around the world, and the families they left behind.
Family members of Guard soldiers serving with the 711th Signal Battalion were recognized during the ceremony. "We pray every day for their safe return," said Rev. Don Davis.
Rev. Doug Newton delivered a message from one of the soldiers serving in Iraq. "He told me, 'I believe were, are liberators of these people, and they understand that," Newton said. "This is a battle between good and evil."
Other words and messages of faith, hope and remembrance were delivered by Rev. Hattie Bishop, Rev. Mike Grindle, Bishop Willie Williams, Bobby Davis, and Rev. Wesley Channell.
The Escambia County High School NJROTC troop, American Legion and VFW posted the colors. Lana Langford, the First Assembly of God Sanctuary Choir, and Samantha Smith and Justin Graves provided music for the ceremony.

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