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‘Freedom River Walk’ to mark 9/11 anniversary

In commemoration of the anniversary of 9/11, the South County Chamber of Commerce and the St. Louis Veterans Affairs Medical Center will host the third annual “Freedom River Walk” Saturday, Sept. 10.

The walk will begin at 9 a.m. at the south trailhead of Jefferson Barracks Park near the National Guard entrance on Hancock Road and will be followed at 10 a.m. by a ceremony of “Remembrance, Reflection, Recommitment, and Respect.”

Chamber board member Carl Hendrickson stated in a news release, “The ceremony is a remembrance of the victims of Sept. 11, 2001, a reflection on the tragedy of that day, a recommitment to the ideals of freedom, and a respect for the many American men and women in uniform, past and present, who protect our freedom.”

Besides the remembrance ceremony, the event will be an opportunity to reach out and thank Operation Endurance and Operation Iraqi Freedom veterans.

Returning combat veterans will be able to register with Veterans Affairs for benefits and to receive a commemorative medal commencing at 7 a.m.

For additional information about the “Freedom River Walk,” call Hendrickson at (314) 892-6451.

    ‘Freedom River Walk’ to mark 9/11 anniversary

    In commemoration of the anniversary of 9/11, the South County Chamber of Commerce and the St. Louis Veterans Affairs Medical Center will host the third annual “Freedom River Walk” Saturday, Sept. 10.

    The walk will begin at 9 a.m. at the south trailhead of Jefferson Barracks Park near the National Guard entrance on Hancock Road and will be followed at 10 a.m. by a ceremony of “Remembrance, Reflection, Recommitment, and Respect.”

    Chamber board member Carl Hendrickson stated in a news release, “The ceremony is a remembrance of the victims of Sept. 11, 2001, a reflection on the tragedy of that day, a recommitment to the ideals of freedom, and a respect for the many American men and women in uniform, past and present, who protect our freedom.”

    Besides the remembrance ceremony, the event will be an opportunity to reach out and thank Operation Endurance and Operation Iraqi Freedom veterans.

    Returning combat veterans will be able to register with Veterans Affairs for benefits and to receive a commemorative medal commencing at 7 a.m.

    For additional information about the “Freedom River Walk,” call Hendrickson at (314) 892-6451.

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