County Executive Leopold Announces Special Ceremony Marking 10th Anniversary of 9-11
Col. Edward C. Rothstein will give keynote address
Annapolis, MD (August 22, 2011) - County Executive John R. Leopold today announced that a special ceremony will be held marking the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on our country on Sunday, September 11, 2011 at 8:30 a.m.
“We are proud to stand with the rest of America on this solemn day of remembrance,” County Executive Leopold said. “This tragic day is also a chance to renew our resolve to fight for freedom and democracy. The true strength of this nation is our ability to rise again from our moments of struggle. We shall never forget.”
The event will include a moment of silence at 8:50 a.m. for the nearly 3,000 people who perished when terrorists flew planes into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a field in Shanksville, Pa. This will be the first public event at the completed Anne Arundel County 9-11 Memorial, which features two steel beams from the World Trade Center. The site is located at 8495 Veterans Highway, Millersville, MD 21108.
Col. Edward C. Rothstein, USA, the commander of Fort George G. Meade, will be the featured speaker. Prior to assuming command of Fort Meade in July of this year, Col. Rothstein as Chief of Intelligence Operations for the International Security Assistance Force in Kabul, Afghanistan.
The Annapolis Chorale will perform at the ceremony and also at two free evening events at St. Anne’s Church (4 p.m.) and Maryland Hall (7 p.m.). You can find more information about the Chorale at www.liveartsmaryland.org/
The 9-11 Memorial construction continues, as crews install a new sidewalk, inscribed bricks, informational plaques, landscaping and lighting. The memorial was completed with $40,000 in private donations and twice as much in donated time and materials from local contractors.