VFW posts, Immanuel Lutheran church to hold remembrance events for 20th anniversary of 9/11
By BRITTANY FHOLER
Saturday marks the 20th anniversary of the 2001 terror attacks on September 11, and local VFWs and other organizations will be holding ceremonies and gatherings to honor and remember the nearly 3,000 victims who lost their lives.
The Copperas Cove VFW Post #8577, located at 1506 Veterans Ave, will be holding a special ceremony starting at 8:03 a.m. on Saturday, to mark the time that the second plane crashed into the World Trade Center’s South Tower.
At noon, members of the VFW will then be taking meals to first responders in Copperas Cove.
The Kempner VFW Post #3393, located at 424 C.R. 4931, will be holding a bell-ringing ceremony at noon on Saturday in honor of the thousands of people who lost their lives due to the terror attack.
Later that evening, at 7 p.m., Immanuel Lutheran Church of Copperas Cove will be holding a prayer vigil outside the church building to pray for the families of those who lost their lives on 9/11 20 years ago and in the years since in the war on terror as well as for first responders and the military servicemembers currently serving. Refreshments will be available, and people are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs. The Immanuel Lutheran Church is located at 922 Lutheran Church Rd.
Over in Lampasas, in front of the Lampasas Courthouse, the County Judge and mayors of each city in Lampasas County will remember and honor the people who lost their lives 20 years ago. The ceremony will begin at 9 a.m.
At the Temple High School Wildcat Stadium, the Temple Fire Department will host its annual 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb, where participants will climb the equivalent of 110 stories in honor of the firefighters and other first responders who died in the World Trade Center towers 20 years ago. The event starts at 7 a.m. Tickets are $15 and registration can be done at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cen-tex-911-memorial-stair-climb-registrati...
In Belton, 3,000 flags will be placed on the campus of the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, to honor those who lost their lives on 9/11, from 7 a.m. to 11:45 p.m. at Luther Memorial, located at 900 College St.