Rotary Club plans Sept. 11 ceremony

The Rotary Club of Colorado Springs is planning a rededication ceremony of the Freedom Memorial to honor the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, and all those who have served in the War on Terrorism.

The ceremony will take place at the Freedom Memorial site in Memorial Park. Distinguished veterans of the War on Terrorism in Iraq and Afghanistan, military and civilian dignitaries from the Colorado Springs area will all be at the ceremony Sunday, Sept. 11 at 1 p.m.

Lt. Gen. Christopher Miller, Air Force Deputy Chief of Staff of strategic plans and programs will be the featured speaker. Mayor Steve Bach will also provide remarks.

The Freedom Memorial was dedicated five years ago by the Rotary Club of Colorado Springs to “honor those men and women of the United States Armed Forces who have fallen and served in the Global War on Terrorism.”

The granite and bronze monuments have been widely recognized in honoring combat military personnel. The ceremony will provide recognition that the War on Terrorism continues, said Bob Holmes, president of the Rotary.