Mercer County 9/11 Memorial Parade in Aledo

Lori Boruff, Correspondent

   A 9/11 Memorial Parade will be held in Aledo, Sunday, September 11 at 2 p.m. in observance  of the 10th anniversary of that tragic day when nearly 3,000 citizens lost their lives from a terrorist attack on US soil.

    September 11, 2001 changed America and touched hearts in every community. Over 100 men and women from Mercer County were deployed to fight the war on terror. Some soldiers experienced  multiple deployments; some soldiers gave their lives. The parade will honor those who died, our brave first responders and courageous service men and women fighting for freedom.

    “We expect the parade to be huge,” comments parade organizer Nick Seefeld. “Many first responder vehicles, Patriot Guard, military and military vehicles will be participating.”

    The community is encouraged to gather in Aledo Central Park following the parade. Three area pastors conclude the event with reflection and a moment of silence. The pastors are Rev. Luke Dunn of Aledo First Baptist Church, Rev. Daren Dietmeier of Trinity Presbyterian Church, and Rev. Tom Bealmear of Aledo United Methodist.

    The parade route begins on North 5th Street south on College Avenue to Central Park. Seefeld thanks event sponsors, Knucklebusters Car Club and Royal Neighbors Chapter 20110.