Annual 9/11 Memorial Ceremony pic

The City of Hattiesburg will hold their Annual 9/11 Memorial Ceremony on Wednesday morning at 8:40 a.m. at Hattiesburg Fire Station #1 (810 North Main Street).

Hattiesburg, Mississippi – On Wednesday, September 11, the City of Hattiesburg will host its annual 9/11 Memorial Ceremony at 8:40 a.m. It will take place at Hattiesburg Fire Station #1 (810 North Main Street), and will include the national anthem performed by violinist John Eze Uzodinma II and a keynote address by Major General (retired) Jeff Hammond.

“Nearly 3,000 lives were taken from us on September 11. As a nation, we grieved; and in the days that followed, communities all across the country came together in prayer and grace for what was to come,” said Mayor Toby Barker. “Each year, we gather on the lawn of Fire Station #1 to not only remember what happened that day, but to honor all lives that were lost, those who survived and the commitment and risk each of our first responders take to protect our community.”

9/11 ceremony Uzodinma II national anthem

24 year old violinist, John Eze Uzodinma II, was born in Madison, Mississippi, and is the oldest son of Eze and Cynthia Uzodinma.

Barker added, “This year, we will hear a remarkable rendition of the national anthem by John Eze Uzodinma II and the personal reflections of Major General (retired) Jeff Hammond. It will be a special morning, and we invite our community to join us as we strive to preserve the legacy of all we lost that day and to live up to the examples of sacrifice and service.”

9/11 ceremony Hammond pic

Major General (Retired) Jeff Hammond is a father first, once a soldier and a University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Golden Eagle. He received his commission as an Army Officer upon graduation from USM in 1978 where he served as team captain for the football team.

The ceremony will also include remarks by Fire Chief Sherrocko Stewart, Police Chief Anthony Parker and Barker. The service will close with ceremonial elements (21-Gun Salute, “Taps” and the laying of a wreath) to honor all lives lost in the attacks at the World Trade Center site, the Pentagon and aboard Flight 93 in 2001.

LINK For More Info: Hattiesburg Hosts Annual 9/11 Memorial Ceremony

Recommended for you