Fayetteville, GA

Fayette County's 9/11 tribute will adhere to strict safety protocol

Sophie-Ann McCulloch

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FAYETTE COUNTY, GA - Fayette County will celebrate its second-annual 911 tribute event on September 11 located in Great Lawn, Fayetteville’s City Center Park. The event will incorporate several safety protocols to reduce the spreading of COVID-19.

The event aims to honor the first responders and the lives lost on September 11, 2001. Attendees are encouraged to do social distancing, using face coverings, and bring their own lawn chairs.

The committee will provide attendees with several hand-sanitizing stations around the park, those who come in groups will have to keep their distance from others as well.

The ceremony will begin at 6 p.m, and it includes musical acts performed by local musicians. Opening speeches, helicopter flyovers, and other tributes to honor the lives lost will be included in the ceremony as well. The program then will be followed by the screening of the family film “Playing with Fire” (Rated PG), when the sun begins to set.

This event is sponsored by the American Legion, Brightmoor, and Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Public safety displays, food trucks, and vendor booths will be on-site and open to the public by 5 p.m. Attendees can purchase foods and other things in cash or credit card payments.

Fast-food chains such as Papa’s Hot Dogs, Hyppo Mayday Ice Cream & Pops, and CC’s Queen of Wings, are scheduled to be at the event to serve guests.

The committee provides free onsite parking at Fayetteville City Hall & City Center Park. For more information, you can visit https://fayetteville-ga.gov/

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