The Huron County Democratic Party will be in Monroeville for a 9/11 ceremony at the village hall. The event, which takes place on Saturday, September 11, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., is open to the public.
The ceremony will commemorate and recognize our first responders and military servicepersons. Also, the party hopes to invoke the spirit of unity among Americans in the aftermath of the attack on that date 20 years ago.
The ceremony will include a reading of the poem, "One" by Cheryl Sawyer:
As the soot and dirt and ash rained down,
We became one color.
As we carried each other down the stairs of the burning building
We became one class.
As we lit candles of waiting and hope
We became one generation.
As the firefighters and police officers fought their way into the inferno
We became one gender.
As we fell to our knees in prayer for strength,
We became one faith.
As we whispered or shouted words of encouragement,
We spoke one language.
As we gave our blood in lines a mile long,
We became one body.
As we mourned together the great loss
We became one family.
As we cried our tears of grief
We became one soul.
As we retold with pride of the sacrifice of heroes
We became one people.
We are The Power of One.
We are United.
We are America. "
There will be a limited number of chairs available, but please bring your own to be assured a seat.
To participate in the ceremony or to honor someone, please contact the party at hurondems.org/contact-us, 440-574-4453 or 419-706-7242.
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