Events scheduled this weekend to observe the 9/11 anniversary in Gwinnett


Remembrance, the 1,638-pound World Trade Center artifact that the city of Suwanee has acquired, will be unveiled at 7 p.m. Saturday at Town Center Park. In addition to the unveiling, the September 10 candlelight remembrance ceremony will honor public safety officials and others.

Following the ceremony, Town Center Cinema will show World Trade Center, a 2006 Oliver Stone movie starring Nicholas Cage. Food and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase.

Remembrance will remain on exhibit at Town Center Park at least through Suwanee Day on Sept. 17.


Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation and Solid Waste and Recovered Materials Divisions will host the 9/11 Days of Service on from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Rhodes Jordan Park Community Recreation Center located at 100 East Crogan Street in Lawrenceville. Volunteers will paint a mural and install landscaping at the community recreation center.

Residents are also invited to bring their electronics, tires, and paper for recycling. Paper shredding is $5 per box. Electronics recycling is free, but there is a $10 charge for TVs. Tire recycling is free with a limit of eight per vehicle. Cash only.

The Boy Scout Surge 9/11 program begins at 8 a.m. Sunday at the Gwinnett Fallen Heroes Memorial at 75 Langley Drive in Lawrenceville. Congressman Rob Woodall and Lawrenceville Mayor Judy Jordan Johnson are expected to speak. The annual Red Knights motorcycle ride will commence after the ceremony.

In remembrance of the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C., the Georgia Gwinnett College Police Honor Guard will hold a memorial flag ceremony Sunday at the campus flag poles. At 8:44 a.m., the Honor Guard will lower the flags. At 8:46 a.m., an outdoor chime will sound 11 times to mark the time Flight 11 crashed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center. GGC President Daniel J. Kaufman will then make brief comments.


A ceremony observing the anniversary of 9/11 will be presented by the city of Norcross on Sunday. At 9 a.m., during the time span when terrorists attacked, churches throughout the city will ring their bells in tribute for a period of three minutes.

At 2 p.m., people will gather at the flag pole outside of City Hall for a ceremony commemorating the victims of the attacks on 9/11. The ceremony will include Norcross High School JROTC Color Guard presenting the colors and a number by the Norcross High School Brass Ensemble. Bishop Sheals from Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church will give the invocation and Mayor Bucky Johnson will address the audience.


A "living honorarium" will be unveiled in a public ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Active and veteran military personnel, polie officers, firefighters, sheriff's deputies and band will join in the festivities at the Town Green, located at 3142 Hill Street.


The Winder Fire Department will host "timeline" memorial services at 8:30 a.m. and 8 p.m. Sunday at Station No. 1, 96 N. Broad Street.


Operation One Voice will hold a service honoring fallen and wounded special operations soldiers at 9 a.m. Sunday. About 20 wounded warrior families are scheduled to attend the event at Lake Lanier Island Resort's Peachtree Point.