By Todd Roth
WINSLOW, Ariz. - Winslow is having its 10th 9-11 Memorial Ceremony at 2100 E. Second St. on Sept. 11. The new location is just west of Transcon Lane on Third and Second streets at the far east end of Winslow's old Route 66 highway. The event will start at 6:30 pm. Busses will shuttle people from the Winslow City Council building beginning at 6 p.m.
This is a doubly special event because it's being held for the first time at the new location of Winslow's Trade Center Columns. The old columns location did not allow for a public gathering since it was closely bordered by two streets. The new location is the site of the planned "9-11 Memorial Park," greatly increased in size and eventually having a substantial parking area. This site will be a, Arizona Destination when completed. There is no fee to attend.
The following are some of the memorial activities, which will end with a fireworks display - Winslow High School Band, patriotic songs, presentation of Flag, color guard-DPS-NHSO, Hopi Jr. ROTC, speeches, invocation, Mary Alice and Brenda Hays singing, Pledge of Allegiance, fire truck-EMS-emergency vehicles and a recognition of volunteers who made the new location possible. There will be special guests - the two Wal-Mart truck drivers and the specific truck they used to go to Staten Island, N.Y., who obtained the Twin Towers Columns exactly 10 years ago. The drivers are Allen Veley and Mike McBee. Dispatch supervisor is Bill Hudnall. A solo bagpiper, Michael Neal McGee, is traveling from Phoenix to help commemorate the timeless event. Details on more activates are being consummated.