County marks 9/11 anniversary with special ceremony

Freedom Walk procession begins from Fuller Park in Albion.
Boone County marked the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks with a somber and patriotic ceremony Sunday evening, Sept. 12, at Fuller Park in Albion.
Nearly 70 area residents participated in the annual Freedom Walk led by a mounted flag bearer, Tana Dozler, and a Color Guard of veterans, auxiliary members and Boy Scouts.
Tina Landauer, vice commander of American Legion Post 162, served as mistress of ceremonies. Kaitlyn Curry sang the Star Spangled Banner.
Landauer noted the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, when nearly 3,000 people were killed at the hands of militant extremists, will be forever etched in American history.
In addition to commemorating the 9/11 anniversary, a special ceremony was held to remember the 13 American service members who lost their lives in an Aug. 27 suicide bombing attack at Karzai International Airport as U.S. troops were withdrawing from Afghanistan.
Roses were placed in memory at each of 13 vacant place settings at a table.
A rose is placed on one of the vacant place settings Sunday.