Released 31 August 2011
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In honor of the nearly 3,000 killed during the attacks on September 11, 2001, The Salvation Army Nashville Area Command will be holding a memorial service at the Magness-Potter Community Center located on 611 Stockell Street, Nashville, 37207, on September 9, 2011.
Community volunteers will gather at 10:00 a.m. to begin preparing balloons that will include names of all the victims. A ceremony will begin at 10:30 a.m. During the ceremony, 25 balloons will be released during a moment of silence.
The community is invited to share in this worship time.
The Salvation Army is hosting this memorial service to remember those who lost their lives on that tragic September day ten years ago.
The Salvation Army was one of the first agencies to respond immediately after the attacks, serving first responders like the police and firemen.
Locally, The Salvation Army in Nashville sent several volunteer groups up to serve during the aftermath of the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks.
Lt. Col. White said, "It is important to our staff and volunteers at The Salvation Army here in Nashville to have a memorial service because our organization was there immediately following the terrorist attacks, praying for the people who lost their lives, serving food and beverages to those first responders."
For more information on the ceremony taking place, please contact Jennifer Eldridge at 242-0411. Volunteers are still welcome to come assist with the memorial balloons.