Butler and Warren County communities will hold a number of events on Wednesday to recognize the 18th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
Those events include:
Lebanon: Warren County will hold a 9/11 Remembrance at 8:30 a.m. at the 9/11 Memorial across from 822 Memorial Drive. The remembrance will honor the police, fire and military for their service. Speaker will be Clearcreek Fire District, Springboro Chief Steve Agenbroad. Prayer by Springboro Ohio Police Dept. Chief Jeff Kruithoff.
Fairfield: Fairfield South Elementary School will hold an event at 9 a.m. at the school, 5460 Bibury Road. Each year, the school replaces its flag in a ceremony that includes local police and fire departments and scouting organizations. Approximately 750 students, staff, parents and other spectators will line the front parking lot to watch as the old flag is lowered, and the new one raised. Principal Jason Hussel will lead the ceremony.
West Chester Twp.: A ceremony at Chesterwood Village will be held at 10 a.m. at the front entrance, 8073 Tylersville Road. West Chester Fire Chief Rick Prinz will sound the horn to launch the ceremony followed by patriotic songs sung by West Chester Christian Daycare and Mars Hill Academy Choir. The crowd will witness solemn moments as the American flag is raised by the West Chester VFW 7696. There will be light refreshments inside on Main Street. There will be an indoor ceremony in case of inclement weather.
Hamilton: The Butler County Safety Services Sept. 11 Memorial Service will be held at 7 p.m. at the Firefighter’s Memorial, next to the log cabin on Monument Ave. There will be the Laying of the Wreath, speakers, music and more. In the event of rain, the ceremony will be conducted at the Fitton Center of Creative Arts, 101 S. Monument Ave.