The city of Lilburn will commemorate the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, a tragic event that changed the lives of many locally, around the nation and the globe.
During the special ceremony, officials will unveil steel from an actual beam that supported the World Trade Center at the time of the attack. It will become a permanent display feature at the new City Hall.
The event takes place at 8:30 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 11, at the band shell directly behind .
In an press release, city officials said:
"We want to remember the heroes who lost their lives trying to save others that day, the innocent victims in the World Trade Center, those on United Flight 93, American Airlines Flight 11, United Airlines Flight 175, American Flight 77, those in the Pentagon, the firefighters, the police, the clergy, the volunteers, the loved ones left behind and those who risk their lives to protect us day in and day out."
Mayor Johnny Crist will speak, followed by a moment of silence.
There also will be music by Lilburn Teen Idol Jordan Adam, a presentation of colors by the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Department Honor Guard, including Deputy M. Jones, Deputy D. Dunn, Deputy C. Black and Deputy M. Wayne.
The mayor will do closing remarks, and there will be a final sony by Adam entitled "Where Were You."