This year, America marks the eleventh anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001. In this spirit of remembrance, The Town of Amherst will commemorate the attacks on America at the World Trade Center, at the Pentagon, and in central Pennsylvania, at a ceremony to be held on Tuesday, September 11, 2012, at 9:30 am at the Amherst Memorial Hill Grove.
The 9/11 Ceremony of Remembrance is the annual time for our community to come together to respect, honor, and remember those who lost their lives on 9/11 and whose spirit will forever shine in the darkness. The ceremony will include the laying of the wreath, the names of the victims will be read, and the prayer “We Remember Them” will be recited. There will be no assembling; walk directly to the Amherst Memorial Hill Grove.
The community is invited to attend the Ceremony of Remembrance. Those attending are encouraged to bring lawn chairs for seating if they wish. The ceremony is open to the public, will last approximately 20 minutes, and will take place rain or shine.
Another event being coordinated by the Town of Amherst 9-11 Committee is “Flag Staking” on Thursday, September 6, 2012, from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm by volunteers from the Youth Engaged in Service Program, under the direction of Antonella Covelli, Amherst Youth and Recreation Department, Director of Volunteers. The Flag of Remembrance which includes the names of all those who died on 9/11 will be surrounded by a sea of American flags and placed for display on the lawn in front of the Amherst Municipal Building, 5583 Main Street, Williamsville.