STOCKBRIDGE – The city of Stockbridge will host its annual Sept. 11 remembrance ceremony on Wednesday.

The ceremony will take place at 8 a.m. at Stockbridge City Hall, located at 4640 North Henry Blvd. in Stockbridge.

The ceremony will be hosted by Stockbridge Mayor Anthony Ford, a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces, and the city has partnered with the Stockbridge High School Navy JROTC, the Henry County Police Department, the Henry County Fire Department and the Henry County Sheriff’s Office to memorialize the victims who lost their lives on that day in 2001.

The keynote speaker for the event is Stephanie Dawson, who witnessed the attack on the World Trade Center that day. Dawson is a senior program manager for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and the executive officer of the 369th Corps Support Battalion.

“The city of Stockbridge is grateful to give honor and respect to those impacted by the infamous September tragedy,” Ford said in a release. “May we never forget that solemn day in 2001. Our nation was united against the hideous attacks on thousands of innocent Americans. Our annual remembrance ceremony will give proper respect to those who lost their lives and those first responders who stood courageous to help in the time of need. Our nation remains strong.”

During the ceremony, the intersection of North Henry Boulevard and East Atlanta Road will be periodically closed throughout the morning.

Attendees should park at Stockbridge City Hall and meet in front of the government building. Parking is free for all attendees, and the event is free and open to the public.

Government Reporter

A native of Hampton, Georgia, Joe Adgie has worked for the Valdosta Daily Times, Clayton News, Rockdale Citizen and Newton Citizen. Adgie joined the Henry Herald in April 2018.

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