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Public Safety Hosts 9-11 Ceremony

Public Safety officers from the City of Gainesville and Hall County
Government will gather for a 9-11 Memorial Service on Saturday,
September 10.  The service will begin at 9:30 am at the Public Safety
Complex at Fire Station #1 located at 725 Pine Street. The Honor
Guards for Gainesville Fire, Gainesville Police, and Hall County
Sheriff’s Department will perform as part of the service.
 
Gainesville Fire Chief, Jon Canada, said this year’s service marks the
10th anniversary of a very dark day in America. “Although it’s been ten
years since this tragedy occurred, we are constantly reminded of those
who lost their lives and the families whose suffering continues. We are
especially humbled this year to be able to unveil a piece of steel we
received from the New York Port Authority from the World Trade
Center. The steel will be on display in the lobby of Fire Station #1 as
an historic symbol that we will never forget those who lost their lives
on September 11, 2001. We hope the community will come out and
join us as we pay our respects, not only to the 415 Public Safety
workers who lost their lives that day, but the thousands of others as
well,” Chief Canada said.
 
For more information call Fire Chief Jon Canada at 770-534-3612.