Bells will ring for 9-11 remembrance

   The First Presbyterian Church of Bay City will host a “9/11 Bell Memorial” starting at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, at the church, 2216 Avenue H Bay City.
   “We ring our bell once for each person that died that day from the attack,” read the church’s flyer.
   “We will start with an opening statement and end in prayer. 
“Water will be provided to anyone ringing the bell.”
   The bell will be rung 50 times and the church is open to volunteers who wish to ring the bell.
   Interested persons should contact Pastor Charley Shurtz or stop by during office hours Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
   “We are also looking for someone to play taps when the last bell is rung,” said the flyer.
   Matagorda County Patriot Day 9-11 Remembrance hosts a troop-support rally at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, at the new Bay City Memorial Stadium.
   The event features fireworks, music, and flags.
   “September 11, 2001, is a day that we will never forget,” said Patriot Committee member Bobby Head.
   “After the terrorist attacks on our World Trade Center and the Pentagon, many Americans’ lives were changed forever. Let’s remember that day, fill our hearts with strength, and pay tribute to those who lost their lives on 9/11.”
   VFW Post 2438 and Auxiliary will host a Patriot Day event starting at 8 pm. Saturday, Sept. 11, at the VFW Hall, 1672 N TX 60 Bay City.  
   Live music will be provided by Bubba Westly Band with the doors opening at 8 p.m.  

The music will be from 9 p.m. -1 a.m. and you must be 18 years of age for admittance.    
   Tickets will be $10 pre-sale and $15 at the door.  
   For pre-sale tickets, please call the VFW Post at 979-245-8857, then leave a message and you will receive a call back with information when you can pick up your tickets.
   Light snacks will be available the night of the event.  
   “The VFW’s mission and purpose is to support our vets, both active and inactive, and their families, as well as to support our community with the many contributions we make to local non-profits,” said Post Commander Don Wells.
   “We promote Americanism and patriotism in any way we can.  We cordially invite the public to attend our event. Our Sunday evening bingo and fundraisers are the two main ways we raise funds to support our efforts.”

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