September 11th remembrance in Northumberland
NORTHUMBERLAND – The American Legion Post 44 will host their annual remembrance of the tragic events of September 11th, 2001 in Northumberland’s King Street Park tomorrow evening.
Dick Simpson is past commander, service officer and Sergeant at Arms at Post 44. He said, “One of the officers from the Bucknell ROTC program is going to be our keynote speaker. We do have the St. Louis deMontfort Academy Band from Herndon coming to play a prelude from 6:30 to 7 and then also take part in the service. The Northumberland and Point Township police and fire departments will also be part of the service.”
Simpson talked about why it’s important to observe this fateful day. He said, “To me, it’s as important as Pearl Harbor and Pearl Harbor in some areas has sort of went by the wayside and I don’t want that to happen to September 11th. I think it’s important that we educate children on what took place and how it affected our country.”
Those who attend the service are encouraged to bring a lawn chair, with music getting underway at 6:30 p.m. in King Street Park in Northumberland. (Ali Stevens)