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Organizers should be congratulated for 9/11 memorial

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By John Whitlock

Every year since Sept. 11, 2001, the nation has paused for a few moments to remember the horrible and tragic events of that day.

Unlike so many other memorials, that take place year after year, the tributes and remembrances that take place on the anniversary of 9/11 do not seem to diminish as the date slides further into history.

But there are people who work hard each year to keep the memory alive of all those we lost in the consciousness of all Americans.

Last week in Owenton, Peggy Trinkle, regent of the John Guill Chapter, NSDAR,  several local ministers, local officials and others organized and held a 9/11 memorial on the steps of the Owen County Courthouse.

Although the memories of that day will not likely fade for those who experienced  that terrible day, it’s good that people are still willing to stand up and honor those who died.

As part of the Patriot’s Day celebration, we hope this tradition and public support continues throughout the rest of American history.