Great Turnout for 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

September 12, 2012

Elbert County Emergency Response Personnel during 9/11 Ceremony

Yesterday afternoon on the Downtown Square in Elberton, Georgia; citizens gathered to remember those who lost their lives on 9/11.

“Today is a day that we remember the lives that were lost at the hands of terrorists. It’s a day that we celebrate these lives because so many of them died as heroes, and so many of them certainly died unnecessarily.”

Those words from Elberton Mayor Larry Guest; Karen Hardy was the mistress of ceremonies during the event. Hardy told the story of events that look place on 9/11 after the mayor spoke.

Pastor Wes Privett was on hand to deliver the closing prayer, but before he did, he mentioned that all of us are Americans.

Elbert County Citizens Praying during the Ceremony

“One of the things that we learned in the tragedy of September 11th is that we are not male or female, we’re not black or white, and we’re not Northerners or Southerners; we are Americans, and we were attacked”, said Privett.

The ceremony concluded yesterday with the singing of Give Us Hope, which was led by Gary Purvis