Saturday, the Marietta Kiwanis Club will honor those who lost their lives in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks with a moving visual representation. Beginning at Grace Community Church at 8 a.m., sponsors and volunteers will carry 2,977 3-by-5 foot American flags to Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park. The flags will stay on the field through Sept. 16.
Sunday morning at 7:30 a.m., a commemorative ceremony will take place on the field. Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, Sen. Johnny Isakson, Congressman Phil Gingrey and former Congressman Bob Barr will speak at the event, among other guests. The ceremony also includes the presentation of colors, the presentation of a riderless horse, a 21-gun salute and Taps. At 8:46 a.m., the exact time the first tower came under attack, a bell will toll and the reading of the names will begin.
Sept. 11 was an event that changed the nation and defined a generation. Every American was affected that day, whether from personal loss or the loss felt knowing our country would never be the same. If you can’t attend the Field of Flags, there are remembrance ceremonies happening across the Atlanta area. A few:
View this list on Access Atlanta to see them all.