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Posted on: September 4, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Bowling Green to Recognize the 20th 9/11 Anniversary with Ceremony

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Bowling Green to Recognize the 20th 9/11 Anniversary with Ceremony

Community members are invited to join the City of Bowling Green on Saturday, September 11th to honor and remember those who lost their lives 20 years ago as a result of the attacks on September 11, 2001.  The ceremony, organized by City Employee, Les Southwick, will include members of the Police & Fire Honor Guard and words from Mayor Mike Aspacher, Fire Chief Moorman, and Imam Ahmad Deeb, Islamic Center of Greater Toledo.  

The City’s 9/11 Memorial Ceremony will be held outdoors at the Veterans Memorial located at Bowling Green City Park (in front of the Veterans Building).  Attendees should arrive by 8:30 AM and are invited to bring a chair.  

“It’s hard to believe that twenty years have passed since the September 11 attacks.  I think we all remember exactly where we were and what we were doing when we first heard the horrifying news on that fateful day,“ Mayor Aspacher said.  “I look forward to continuing to work with Les and other members of our community to ensure that we continue to remember the events of this day.  We will never forget.”

9/11 20th Anniversary Community Events hosted by the City of Bowling Green, Bowling Green State University, & Wood County | Saturday, September 11th: 

FIELD OF FLAGS
All Day | Bowen-Thompson Quadrangle (in front of University Hall)
Flags will be set up in the field to represent all the victims of the 9/11/2001 attacks.
University Hall will also be lit-up red, white and blue at night.

9/11 MEMORIAL CEREMONY
8:30 a.m. | Veterans Memorial at City Park

RE-DEDICATION OF VETERANS MEMORIAL
10:00 a.m. | Wood County Courthouse
All County High School Band Performance

HISTORIC MILITARY VEHICLE DISPLAY
9 a.m. – Noon | Court St.

BGSU FOOTBALL VS. SOUTH ALABAMA (Heroes Game)
4 p.m. | Doyt Perry Stadium
In game recognition of victims of the 9/11 attacks and the heroes.

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