This year marks the 10th Anniversary of 9/11 a day we will never forget. Several Texarkana organizations have joined together to host a commemorative weekend of special events memorializing those lost, and recognizing 9/11 families, police, fire, local veterans and military personnel. Everyone is cordially invited to attend these special events.

• A memorial service held on Friday, September 9th at 10:30 a.m. at the Texas A&M University-Texarkana Bringle Lake campus, located at 7101 University Ave. The outdoor event will feature the marching bands from Texas High and Arkansas High schools, the Liberty Eylau High School choir and a special presentation by Pleasant Grove Elementary School students. Local police and fire department agencies, area veterans, active duty military, as well as personnel and equipment from Red River Army Depot will be present.  Following the service, a luncheon will be provided to the community at no cost.

• The “Students FORE Soldiers” Charity Golf Tournament benefiting the national Wounded Warriors Project will be held on September 10th at 8:00 AM at Northridge Country Club. This will be a typical 4-man scramble format with contests, prizes and a silent auction.

• Texarkana USA 9-11 5K Run/Walk also benefiting the Wounded Warriors Project, is scheduled for 8:00 AM on Saturday, September 10th at the A&M-Texarkana campus.

With your support, and the support of our other generous sponsors, we feel confident we can implement a tremendous “Weekend of Remembrance” for Texarkana.

Check out this memorial tribute video from country artist Katie Armiger from YouTube:

You can find out more about the Commemorative weekend at www.tamut.edu/9-11.