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Ceremony honors lives lost on 9/11
Event is public
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Forsyth County News
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The 9/11 memorial event is free and open to the public. Ceremony begins at 9:59 a.m. Friday at the Forsyth County Administration Building, 110 East Main St. in Cumming.
At 9:59 a.m. Friday, nearly nine years to the day after the south tower of the World Trade Center fell, Forsyth County will take a moment to honor the lives of those who died in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

“We will never forget those who were lost through the tragic events,” said Forsyth County Fire Chief Danny Bowman. “We will pause to remember those victims and pay tribute to the public safety professionals who serve our community every day.”

The ceremony, which is free and open to the public, will take place in the foyer of the Forsyth County Administration Building.

Government flags will be lowered to half-staff, “Taps” will be played, a bagpiper will perform and Bowman will offer a short speech on the anniversary of the attack.

Fire Capt. Jason Shivers said the county tries something different for the memorial every year.

Previous events have been held in the county’s liberty garden and public safety complex.

“This year, we will be holding a brief ceremony at the Forsyth County Administration Building,” he said.

“Forsyth County wants to be respectful of the memory of this tragedy and each year looks for a unique way to honor those lost.”