Lewisville, Highland Village, Flower Mound to host events commemorating 20th anniversary of 9/11

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Lewisville, Highland Village and Flower Mound offer a few opportunities for citizens to honor lives lost during the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. (Courtesy Fotolia)

Lewisville, Highland Village and Flower Mound offer a few opportunities for citizens to honor lives lost during the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. (Courtesy Fotolia)

Three events are planned in southern Denton County to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.

The town of Flower Mound is hosting a remembrance ceremony at 8:30 a.m. Sept. 11 outside of Town Hall at 2121 Cross Timbers Road. The event will include speeches from Police Chief Andy Kancel, Fire Division Chief Brandon Barth and Mayor Derek France. Police and fire personnel will perform a presentation of colors flag ceremony; a ceremonial bell ringing will take place; and bagpipes will be played.

The Highland Village Fire Department will be covering the front lawn of the Highland Village Fire Station with 343 red flags and 70 blue flags in memory of lives lost during 9/11. The flags will stand from Sept. 9-13. The fire department will also hold a memorial ceremony Sept. 11 that will include an invocation, bell ringing and moment of silence. The event will go from 8:50-9 a.m. The public is invited to join at the fire station, 1200 Highland Village Road, Highland Village.

Residents are invited to bring American flags and join a walk of remembrance over the southbound Lewisville Lake pedestrian bridge Sept. 11. Representatives from Lewisville and Highland Village as well as Denton County will meet up with representatives from Hickory Creek, Corinth, Lake Dallas and Sandy Shores in the middle of the bridge. Participants from cities south of the bridge will start at Doubletree Ranch Park, 310 Highland Village Road in Highland Village, at 6:30 p.m. Participants from north of the bridge will meet at the same time at the corner of Oak Drive and the southbound I-35E service road in Hickory Creek. Participants on either end of the bridge will then meet in the middle to honor those killed two decades ago.
By Samantha Van Dyke
Samantha Van Dyke is Community Impact's DFW Metro Reporter. She previously served as managing editor of The Arkansas Traveler.


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