Louisville Prepares for 10th Anniversary of September 11

by Devin Katayama on September 5, 2011

This Sunday will be the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center, Pentagon, and Flight 93.

Louisville is one of ten U.S. cities receiving a piece of the World Trade Center for permanent display. The beam is expected to be dedicated on Sunday’s Waterfront Park event at 2 pm.

In preparation, Fred Moore is calling for volunteers to help contribute to the September 11th honorary dedication. Moore is the director of the National Flags for Veterans’ Graves program, which is non-profit organization that asks volunteers to help honor veterans who have sacrificed their lives for the country. For the last five years. flags have been placed near veterans’ graves across the U.S, said Moore.

“Louisville has become a very patriotic city. And every single time for five years we have had all of the volunteers we’ve needed to perform our tasks and do the job the way we thought it ought to be done,” he said.

Last year flags were placed on the graves of veterans in 28 states, he said. This Sunday, volunteers will help create a large visual display downtown.

“We’ve asked for several hundred volunteers to come down to the great lawn at the waterfront to help us spell out USA with 25,000 great flags,” said Moore.

Louisville’s main branch library has also opened an exhibit displaying photographs taken from people in New York City on September 11. The exhibit will be on display until the end of the month.

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