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Open Invitation to Participate in 9/11 Memorial Services

Wednesday, September 4, 2019
This is an open invitation to Any Active / Retired, Fire Fighter that would like to participate in the September 11th, Firefighter Memorial Services at the Firefighter Memorial at North Division St. All are welcome to stand with us for either or both events, and affiliation with OCFD, is not required. Note, Honor Guard participation must be Class A, (dress uniform). Group formation minimum dress code, is a collared uniform shirt and full-length pants. (No shorts or tee shirts, please, Per Chief Bowers.)

08:00- Tower 1 departs HQ , set aerial, and raise the American flag at Memorial

08:30 to 10:40- Honor Guard will be posted during the broadcasting of the six key memorial announcements made by Ocean City's communications center, denoting the key tragic events of that morning. One announcement for each of the four terrorist plane strikes and honoring those that lost their lives in the crashes, and two additional announcements denoting the times of each tower collapse and honoring all that lost their lives at Ground Zero, and for the countless others we have lost afterward, as a result of working the rescue and recovery efforts.

11:40- Post Honor Guard for the arrival of the Maryland Red Knights at the Memorial, with services beginning at Noon. Services normally run 60 to 90 minutes.

Both of these events are open to the public, and all are welcome.

14:00- Arrive at Elks Lodge, with Tower 1, set aerial and raise the American flag.

15:00- Elks Service begins

16:30- Depart Elks Lodge

Interested Honor Guard participants may contact Chaplain Kevin Knowles, at [email protected] or by cell at 443-235-7148.

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