WINSLOW, Ariz. - Every year on Sept. 11 Winslow has a special memorial occurrence honoring the victims of the terrorist attacks on the United States, that day. The memorial is held on First Street at the Gazebo and surrounding park. There is music, singing, formal flag presentations, rifle salute, speeches and prayers. This year is the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 tragedy, and was a particularly memorable year and produced a memorable event here.
Dee Rodriguez is the main force behind the memorial and produced this year, a most inspiring and beautiful occurrence. 2011 is our biggest and best remembrance so far.
Below is the schedule of events -
Processional music -Tom McCauley, Raising of the Flag - American Legion Post IS, Lighting of the Torches - Dee Rodriguez and Todd Roth, Pledge of Allegiance - Bill and Celeste Herron, National Anthem - Mary Alice and Brenda Hayes, Invocation - Rev. Stephen Garnett, Welcome and Introductions - Dr. Gregory Hackler, Presentation of Flags - Emergency Responders and Military, Remembrance Speech - Mayor Robin Boyd, Military Drill Team - Hopi JR.ROTC, Remembrance Speech - Dr. Greg Hackler (on victims Eddy Day, Gary Harold, Lisa Ann Frost), Song performance (Angel) - Kelsi White, Remembrance Speech - Winslow Police Chief Stephen Garnett, Song performance (HERO) -Hillary Estrada, Recognition of Local Service Men and Women - Dyan Baca, Remembrance Speech -Win sit, v Fire Chief James Hernandez, Sing Along (see back page) - You're a Grand Old Flag, 21 Gun Salute - American Legion Post IS, Flag Retirement and TAPS - Alan Leonard, America the Beautiful - Mary Alice and Brenda Hayes, God Bless America - Hillary Estrada, and Benediction - Rev. Stephen Garnett.