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Town of DeWitt to memorialize lives lost on 9/11

More than 3,000 American flags will be placed around memorial monument

More than 3,000 American flags will be placed around the DeWitt 9/11 Memorial monument prior to the town’s ceremony to be held at 9 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 11.

More than 3,000 American flags will be placed around the DeWitt 9/11 Memorial monument prior to the town’s ceremony to be held at 9 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 11.

— Conway said event organizers wanted to present the perspective of a young person’s memories of that day, so Max Bregande, a senior at Jamesvill-DeWitt High School, will read his essay on his recollection of the historical moment, and what the events of 9/11 mean to him 10 years later. Bregande was a second grade student at Moses DeWitt School at the time of the attacks.

His speech will be followed by an oath of enlistment to the Armed Foces by a yet to be identified individual.

The Liverpool Community Concert Band, directed by Blair Cummings, will perform patriotic songs throughout the ceremony. From 7:45 to 8:45 a.m., Team Red, White & Blue, an organization founded by U.S. Army soldier Mike Erwin, of Syracuse, will host a run/walk/bike along the Erie Canal path, starting and ending at DeWitt Town Hall.

Team RWB is a non-profit, veteran support organization whose mission is to enrich the lives of wounded veterans and their families. Learn more at www.TeamRWB.org.

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