MOUNT CARMEL — Mount Carmel will honor the fallen heroes of Sept. 11, 2001, with an event on Tuesday, the 17th anniversary of the terrorists’ attacks on the United States.
Clover Hose Co. at Sixth and Oak streets will again host the event, at 6 p.m., to pay respect to the victims of 9/11.
“We must never forget the victims at Shanksville, New York City and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., or the many military personal who gave all in defending our grateful country since the attack,” said Mayor Philip “Bing” Cimino.
The event will begin at Second and Oak streets with a Mount Carmel Joint Veterans honor guard and color guard leading the emergency service organizations carrying flags. The ceremony will follow with raising of the flags, blessing of emergency personnel by the Rev. Joan Brown, of Grace Untied Church of Christ, and brief remarks by Cimino.
Parking restrictions include: No parking on Sixth Street between Oak and Hickory from 4 p.m. until the end of the event. Traffic will be shut down at 5:30 p.m. on Apple Street from Fifth to Seventh streets and on Oak from Fifth to Seventh, with traffic being detoured at Pear Street. There will be no through traffic on Sixth Street from Pear to Hickory starting at 6 p.m.
It will be a solemn parade, and local fire departments, EMS and police departments are encourage to bring their apparatuses to the event.
Refreshments will be served after the event at the Clover Hose. For more information, contact Cimino at 570-339-5113.