Sept. 11 event to be held in Owen County

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By Molly Haines

Members of the community will unite Friday to remember those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001.

A memorial prayer will take place on the courthouse lawn at noon and the public is invited to attend. Pastors from various churches around the county will be in attendance to lead the prayer.

Peggie Tisch, who is organizing this year’s event ,said this will be the third year it has been held.

“I received an E-mail three years ago saying that it would be held,” Tisch said. “I would say it was someone from one of the churches that originally got it started, but I think it’s something that needs to be continued.”

Tisch said she thinks the prayer is Owen County’s way of showing respect toward those who lost their lives Sept. 11.

“It’s a great thing when people can come together and remember all those that lost their lives that day,” Tisch said. “It was a cowardly attack on a lot of innocent people who deserve to be remembered.”

Owenton Mayor David “Milkweed” Wotier said the event gives members of the community the chance to show they will never forget the attacks.

“It’s important to let people know that it’s a day we’ll never forget,” Wotier said. “So many firefighters and police officers were lost that day and they did it all out of a commitment to serve their country and out of love for their country. This is a way for us to promote patriotism and support for our nation.”