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9/11 Tributes Planned in Hopkins County




Two 9/11 tributes will be held in Sulphur Springs on Friday to honor those that lost their lives.

The Hopkins County Marine Corps League will hold a tribute at the Veterans Memorial at 8 am on Celebration Plaza. A Presidential Proclamation will be read and the public is invited to attend.

Local first responders will also be holding a tribute at Station 20. It will begin at 9 am.

By a joint resolution of the U.S. Congress on Dec. 18, 2001, September 11 was designated as Patriot Day. The resolution calls for the president of the United States to issue a yearly proclamation requesting that all U.S. flags be flown at half-staff. Further, Americans are asked to honour the dead with a moment of silence beginning at 8:46 AM, Eastern Standard Time, the time that the first airplane struck the World Trade Center, and to respect the ceremonies of remembrance when they are conducted.

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