9/11 commemoration returns to DeWitt
DeWitt (WSYR-TV) – One year after DeWitt failed to have its 9/11 memorial event for the first time in a decade, volunteers stepped up in 2013.
Volunteers spent several months working to bring back the ceremony so that people in the community would have an organized service at which they could pay their respects to those who died in the terrorist attacks 12 years ago.
Last year, the ceremony wasn’t held because a committee’s 10-year commitment to the ceremony had run its course without anyone replacing it.
Organizers are glad they were able to restore the annual ceremony.
"I don't think Americans should ever forget that day and the senseless loss of life. I think we need to remember so we're diligent in protecting our country,” said Anne Marie Alexander, who serves on the committee.
The service begins at 5:30 p.m. at the 9/11 monument outside the DeWitt Town Hall on Butternut Drive.
The event is open to the public. Attendees should expect the ceremony to last about an hour.
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