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911 Remembrance on Sunday

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Third annual event to be in LJ

By Mary Barczak

 MOUNT WASHINGTON -- September 11, 2001, is a date that sticks in everyone’s mind. 

Most remember where they were that day or what they were doing when they heard the news about the terrorist attack at the World Trade Centers.

Bullitt County will have its third annual Day of Remembrance a couple days after to remember those who lost their lives this Sunday.

This year the ceremony will take place in Lebanon Junction.

Bullitt County Circuit Clerk Paulita Keith said they move it around every year to try and get people from the county involved. 

Last year it was in Mount Washington and the year before it was in Shepherdsville.

Organizations that are involved with this year’s event include Bullitt County Dispatch, LJ VFW, Louisville Metro Corrections Special Response Team and others.

Keith said she thinks it’s essential to have this event every year so that people don’t forget what happened and continue to honor the fallen and those who serve today.

"It's important to realize that we have people among us that go to work everyday and place their lives on the line," she said. "We need to honor those who are first responders and military for what they do to keep us safe and protect our freedoms."

The ceremony will beign at 2 p.m. with a silent procession of county police, fire and other first responders from Lebanon Junction Elementary to the Caboose on Main Street.

People are welcome to line the streets or gather at the Caboose for the ceremony afterwards which will include the pledge of allegiance and a 21 gun salute.

Keith said they changed the format of the ceremony this year by inviting groups from outside the county to participate.

Meet the Heroes will still happen after the ceremony.

The Fraternal Order of Police will have a booth set up with refreshments. People are welcome to bring their own chairs.

Next year's remembrance day will be held in Hillview.