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City of San Angelo to host 9/11 memorial service Friday

The memorial service will be at the City's 9/11 monument and will honor the people who died in the attacks.
Credit: City of San Angelo

SAN ANGELO, Texas — The City of San Angelo will host a Sept. 11 memorial service at 10 a.m. Friday at the 9/11 monument near the Celebration Bridge next to the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, 1 Love St..

Residents are invited to attend to remember and honor the people who died during the events of Sept. 11, 2001.

According to a City press release, Mayor Brenda Gunter will read a proclamation and share a few remarks. Local first responders will also be in attendance and be recognized for their service to the community.

The memorial was dedicated on Sept. 8, 2003, to honor the people who died in the attacks and is one of a few in Texas that includes a piece from Ground Zero in New York.

In 2016, the original World Trade Center steel artifact was stolen. In 2017 another artifact from Ground Zero was donated and is now a centerpiece for the monument's repair and restoration.

The City is asking all in attendance to wear a face covering and practice social distancing from others because of COVID-19 precautions.