9/11 ceremony set for Roamin Angels Car Club’s Car Show on Sunday
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What: 9/11 ceremony
Where: The flagpole by the main exhibition building at the Nevada County Fairgrounds, 11410 McCourtney Road, Grass Valley
When: 10 a.m. Sunday
The victims and heroes of 9/11 will be honored this Sunday at a ceremony at the Nevada County Fairgrounds, 11410 McCourtney Road, Grass Valley.
The ceremony, hosted by the American Legion Frank Gallino Post 130 in Grass Valley, is scheduled for 10 a.m. Sunday at the flagpole by the main exhibition building, at Gate 1. Parking is at Gate 5.
The ceremony will take about 15 to 20 minutes, said Gary Barnes, with the American Legion.
“We will pay special tribute to the victims of 9/11, to the heroes we lost that day,” Barnes added.
Barnes will start the ceremony by honoring those heroes, as well as all law enforcement, fire and first-responder agencies.
Ray Warner, commander of Post 130, will be the keynote speaker.
The ceremony will feature a rifle salute, the Nevada County Color Guard and Bren Altenbach singing the national anthem.
“We support all the values of Americanism,” Barnes said. “This is officially called Freedom Day 2016.”
Some 3,000 people died on Sept. 11, 2001, when terrorists hijacked two planes and struck the World Trade Center in New York City. A third hijacked plane struck the Pentagon and a fourth crashed in a Pennsylvania field.
Sunday’s 9/11 ceremony at the fairgrounds will occur during the 17th annual Roamin Angels Car Club’s Car Show. Parking for the car show, at Gate 5, is $5. Entry to the car show is another $5.
Ceremony attendees who have no plans to stay for the car show may park and enter the fairgrounds for free, Barnes said.
The car show is from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.
Alexander Rossi, winner of this year’s Indianapolis 500, will be at the car show from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday.
To contact Staff Writer Alan Riquelmy, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 530-477-4239.
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