Library to have Sept. 11 ceremony
In observance of the fifth anniversary of the Sept.11 terrorist attacks, the Johnson County Library will have a community ceremony at 7 p.m. Monday outside at the Johnson County Central Resource Library, 9875 W. 87th St., Overland Park, KS.
The event is free and open to the public and will honor the area's first responders. All area first responders are invited to attend the program in their dress uniforms and will have a special role in the candlelight ceremony.
The program will include a keynote address by Captain Bill Parker of the Olathe Fire Department who traveled to New York City to assist with the Twin Towers rescue and recovery efforts. There will also be comments from library and county officials, music and poetry tributes, and the display of an inspirational mural created by area teens.
The event will conclude with a candlelight ceremony in front of the library at 8:30 p.m. involving area firefighters, police and emergency medical personnel lighting the candles of citizens in attendance.
A special video with thoughts from area residents on what freedom and democracy mean to them and what they remember from Sept, 11 will be projected in the library Monday and then shown on Time Warner's "KC on Demand."