It’s been 20 years since that fateful day on September 11 that changed our country forever.
Chambersburg has planned a special 20th Anniversary Reflections on 9/11 that will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, September 12, outside Letterkenny Chapel, 2171 Carbaugh Avenue, Chambersburg. Hear the story & interview on demand – HERE
The event will begin with scripture readings and music. Color guards and an honor guard will also be present.
Former governor Mark Schweiker will speak. He’s the only person to become a governor because of 9/11. Governor Tom Ridge was called by President Bush to be the first director of Homeland Security after the attacks. Schweiker was Lieutenant Governor and became governor.
Former County Commissioner Warren Elliott said, “I remember the day. I know everybody does. I was in office at the time as a County Commissioner. It’s just really important that we take time and look back and remember that day and all we learned from it.”
The event will be held outside the Chapel, but tents will be in place and the Chapel will be open.
At the very end of the service, the VFW Post 1599 honor guard will offer the salute and play taps to conclude.
It will be a little more than an hour.
Letterkenny Chapel is one of four in the world that was built by Italian POWs. A private non-profit was created to take care of the chapel when Letterkenny Army Depot went through BRAC (Base Realignment and Closure).
After 9/11, 1300 pounds of steel from the World Trade Center was brought in for display by the Chapel as a permanent tribute.
For more information on the 20th Anniversary Reflections on 9/11 call 717-263-2838.
For more information on the Veterans and 9/11 Memorial Park, click here: https://www.veterantrailpa.org/