NWGA Scanner | September 10th, 2021

September 11th memorial service planned for Friday morning in Walker County

LaFayette, GA – Walker County will hold a Patriot Day service to recognize and remember first responders in advance of the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attack. The public service, led by Walker County Fire Rescue, begins at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, September 10 in front of the Walker County Courthouse in LaFayette. 9/11 was the deadliest incident in U.S. history for firefighters, police and other first responders, resulting in nearly 400 deaths. Hundreds more have died of 9/11 related illnesses since that fateful day. Students from LaFayette High School’s JROTC and chorus programs will be participating in the program, along with Walker County Fire Chief Blake Hodge and other local first responders.

(File photo from Sept. 11th, 2020 Sheriff Steve Wilson speaks to the crowd)