On Sept. 11, 2001, the nation mourned as terrorists slammed hijacked airplanes into the Twin Towers in New York, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and into a lonely field. This was an event that cut deep into the heart of America. Few forget where they were or what they were doing that day.

On Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, the community of Lake Village came together at the amphitheater at the lake to remember, together, the events that took place on that day.

People held hands and raised arms. First responders were honored; songs were sung.

The guest speaker, Dr. Fairest Hill, spoke a word to those in the seats.

The event was a last minute effort started by Laurie Black because there hadn’t been one before and she saw a need to come together, as a community, to remember and honor.

This first effort at having a 911-Memorial event has set into motion planning for future 911 memorials.

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