The Burden Bearers Chaplaincy Corp has been having a September 11th remembrance ceremony in Logan County for several years now.
After having the services at different churches in the past, the ceremony honoring all military and emergency service personnel had a very successful outdoor event last year at Crossroads Church.
This year the special service will once again be held at Crossroads. This is the 11-year anniversary of the event, it will be held on Tuesday, September 11, 2011.
“We usually do something every year and it has really been growing the past several years,” said chaplain Mike Humble. “We’re hoping for another good turnout. We hope to get all our first responders out so the public can say thank you to them.”
One difference this year is that the service will be held inside, rather than outside on the lawn in front of the church, Humble said.
The event will begin around 6 p.m. with an outdoor display of firetrucks, police cars and other emergency service vehicles.
The honor guard and remembrance service will start at 6:30 p.m. inside the church.
“We really want to call out the military that has served our country in the past 10 years since the Sept. 11 attacks with this particular program,” Humble said.
The ceremony will also include patriotic and other special music.
“We’ll honor our fire departments and the police and ambulance - all of our emergency services,” Humble said. “Then we’ll call up the soldiers that have served, and one or two will say a few words. Hopefully there will be some dignitaries there to help say thank you to them.”
Humble said that this will not be a particularly religious service, but it have elements of that as well.
“It’ll be patriotic with a touch of reverence,” he said. “There will be elements of both patriotism and faith.”