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Flag Ceremony at Perrine Bridge to Commemorate 911 Tragedy
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Saturday, September 9, 2023
 

BY KAREN BOSSICK

A 21-gun salute and Air Force flyover featuring an A-10 Warthog from Mountain Home Air Force Base will accompany the Magic Valley 9/11 Memorial on Monday.

Supporters will walk a large American flag down the paved pedestrian path from the trailhead at Poleline and Eastland streets to the Perrine Bridge at 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10.

They will then follow that up with a ceremony from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 11 at the nearby Twin Falls Visitor Center. The program starts at 5:30 p.m. There will be an Armed Forces display, music from the Heath Clark Band and food vendors.

And they will honor the flag hanging from the bridge.

The observance is part of a weeklong celebration. Firefighters will be honored Tuesday, Sept. 12, at the Visitor Center; police and dispatch, Wednesday; Search and Rescue, Thursday, and veterans and military on Friday. The flag will come down the morning of Saturday, Sept. 16.

Those who wish to make a donation in the support of the memorial may do so at magicvalley911memorial@gmail.com.

Additionally, 3,000 three-by-five-foot American flags will be posted at the Patriot Day Flag Memorial through Wednesday, Sept. 13. The display, at Crossroads Point Business Center at the junction of US Highway 93 and Interstate 84 in Jerome County near the Valley Wide Country Store honors those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001.

This will be the tenth Patriot Day Flag Memorial at that site, the last being in 2021.

 

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