Madison Township will host its annual 9/11 remembrance ceremony on Sept. 11 at 7:30 a.m. at Motts Military Museum, 5075 S. Hamilton Road, Groveport.
he guest speakers will be FDNY Lt. Dominick Maggiore and U.S. Congressman Steve Stivers. The Groveport Police will fire a 21 gun salute and “Taps” will be performed by Groveport Madison senior Riley Cartmill and Pickerington Central sophomore Alexander Poth. The Groveport Symphonic Choir will perform the “National Anthem.” The Madison Township Fire Honor Guard and Madison Township Police Ceremonial Unit will participate in the bell ceremony, flag raising, and wreath ceremony. There will also be two bagpipers. Pastor Paul Barnes will lead in prayer.
This year we have included different departments from the high school to be a part of our ceremony,” said Madison Township firefighter and Groveport City Councilman Ed Dildine. “I think it’s a great addition to get the next generation involved so we can assure people don’t forget what happened on that awful day. We are always honored to be able to perform this remembrance ceremony for the community and to also showcase the 9/11 artifacts that Motts Military Museum has acquired, which is the second largest collection of such artifacts in the United States only behind Ground Zero.”
Refreshments provided and attendees are encouraged to tour the museum following the ceremony.