HANCOCK COUNTY — With the approach of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks’ 12th anniversary, two local organizations are doing what they can to make sure Americans don’t get too complacent about the day that changed this country’s world.
The Greenfield Veterans Honor Guard will begin the morning remembrances with a ceremony at Hancock County Veterans Park in Greenfield.
The ceremony will begin at 10:28 a.m. Wednesday, the precise moment the World Trade Center’s north tower began its surreal crumble after being struck by American Airlines flight 11 from Boston 103 minutes earlier.
Though the guard has done smaller events in the past, this year’s inaugural 9/11 remembrance will be the first time the guard has taken on something this elaborate.
Attendees will be given American flags as they enter the park, and the ceremony will feature patriotic music, including the national anthem.
American Legion Vice Commander Kenny Cooper will be the keynote speaker for the program, which will include a multi-plane fly-over by the World Wars Aircraft Museum from Indianapolis Regional Airport, a live performance of Taps and a 21-gun volley by the honor guard.