‘Freedom Walk’ to be held on Sept. 11
September 7, 2010
As the nation prepares to commemorate the ninth anniversary of the September 11 attacks, the Sugar Grove AMVETS is planning a memorial walk to remember those who lost their lives on that faithful day and to honor military personnel past and present who protect American’s Freedom.
For the ninth straight year, the AMVETS will hold the America Supports You Freedom Walk on Sept. 11 beginning at 5 p.m.
According to event coordinator Judy Fry, a member of the AMVETS Ladies’ Auxiliary, the walk starts in Sugar Grove Community Park and will be lead by the AMVETS Honor Guard.
Asked why the AMVETS wanted to hold the walk, Fry said, “Because we are a veteran organization.”
The America Supports Freedom Walk is sponsored by Military Connection, an online information resource for all branches of the military.
The purpose of the walk is to establish a national tradition to reflect on the lives lost on September 11, renew a commitment to freedom and the values of United States and to honor veterans, past and present.
Fry described the walk as a time of reflection and remembrance. From her recollections, Fry said a woman from Lakewood, N.Y. was on one of the planes that was crashed on September 11, 2001. With Warren County’s proximity to Shanksville, Pa., where Flight 93 crashed, she added, “It was kind of close to home.”
In years past, Fry estimated that attendance at the Sugar Grove walk attracted as many as 150 people.
Sugar Grove is not the only town sponsoring the America Supports You Freedom Walk. Several cities across the nation will hold the same memorial walk on the anniversary of 9/11.