PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, OH – Area residents are invited join Owens Community College in paying tribute to those victims and heroes that lost their lives in the Sept. 11 tragedy as the School of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness and the Center for Emergency Preparedness host a Sept. 11 Memorial Flag Service on Sunday, Sept. 11.
Owens’ ceremony will take place at 8 a.m. adjacent to the College’s Center for Emergency Preparedness building, which is located on Tracy Road in Lake Township. The event is free and open to the public.
“Owens Community College, in conjunction with the region’s emergency service partners, are honored to host a special Sept. 11 anniversary flag service to remember all who served during the terrorist attacks on our country and to honor those that perished on that fateful day ten years ago,” said Michael Cornell, Owens Director of the Center for Emergency Preparedness.
The Sept. 11 Memorial Flag Service will commence at 8:30 a.m. with welcoming remarks by Owens’ Michael Cornell and a flag raising ceremony by the Toledo Police Department Honor Guard and the Owens Basic Peace Officer Training Academies. The U.S. flag will then be lowered to half staff and moment of silence will be observed in conjunction with a flyover at approximately 8:46 a.m. by either the 180th Fighter Wing of the Ohio Air National Guard or Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center Life Flight.
Owens’ memorial event will continue with comments from Owens Executive Vice President and Provost Dr. Renay Scott and a “Final Call” Bell Ceremony. A Flag of Honor bearing the names of all those who perished as a result of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks will be presented and placed within the Center for Emergency Preparedness for permanent display by emergency services representatives to conclude the ceremony.
Additionally, attendees will also have the opportunity to view the film “102 Minutes That Changed America” in the College’s Center for Emergency Preparedness. The 102-minute documentary film depicts in virtually real time the New York-based events of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks primarily using raw video footage from mostly amateur citizen journalists. Produced by the History (channel), the documentary premiered in 2008. “102 Minutes That Changed America” will be shown in Room 114 following the ceremony’s conclusion.
For more information, or to make a reservation, about the memorial flag service, call (567) 661-2411 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 2411.
- Owens Community College