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ABAC to hold 9/11 Remembrance Service

TIFTON-The Student Government Association at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College will host a 9/11 Remembrance Service on Monday, Sept. 11.

Emily Rowland, SGA Senator of the School of Arts and Sciences, said that the service is being held to acknowledge and honor all those affected by the events of Sept. 11, 2001.

Rowland, who is planning the service along with Lionella Gutierrez Nava, SGA Senator of the School of Arts and Sciences, said that 9/11, also known as Patriot Day, has become a day to reflect on and honor those who lost their lives, those who became heroes, our first responders, and our armed forces.

“Following the unforgettable events of 9/11, the nation found unity in their emotions of grief, anger, shock, and fear,” she said. “Our hope for the 9/11 Remembrance service at ABAC is to provide a place to reflect on the grief that so much of our nation continues to live with following the attacks on 9/11.”

The service, which will be held at the ABAC Chapel, will begin at 1 p.m. and will include a prayer, presentation of the colors, and a brief presentation about the events of 9/11.

Rowland said that Jerome Loving, a member of the Douglas American Legion, will be the featured speaker.

The event is open to the public.

“The 9/11 Remembrance is not just a memory where we remember the ones we lost. It is a day where we express our gratitude to the heroes and the family and friends that we lost,” Gutierrez Nava said. “We want to invite the community to this special event to deliver a message given by ABAC to show our respects that this day is not forgotten. We want the community to know that ABAC remembers, and that ABAC will never forget.”

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