• Hayden Hodges

How local companies are honoring 9/11

This upcoming Wednesday is September 11, which marks the 18th anniversary of the tragic events which took place on September 11, 2001, and caused 2,996 to lose their lives. Now, here in Georgia, several communities and businesses are honoring everyone affected by the tragedy.

At the Zebulon Theater here in Cairo, there will be a free showing of the film "World Trade Center" in honor of the victims. It will happening on the 18th anniversary of the original tragedy. The theater opens at 5:30 p.m., with the film starting at 6:30. The film originally released on August 9, 2006, and it is based on the events of 9/11.

In Thomasville, there will be a "Stair Climb" honoring the firefighters who were injured or killed while rescuing victims from the burning buildings. It will start on Wednesday at 5:30 a.m. and will last until 7:00 p.m. It will be held at the Thomas County Jackets Nest Football Stadium and will require a $20 admission fee to enter. Also in Thomasville there will be a run beginning at 7:00 a.m. from Firestation 1 on Crawford Street to the Jackets Next Stadium. An American flag will be taken along with the runners throughout the full run. You can register for this run at the YMCA.

In Tallahassee, a restaurant called Mission BBQ is giving away free barbecue Sandwiches to any firefighters, police officers, and first responders, and they are having a live singing of the national anthem starting at noon. On this special day, the restaurant is also selling cups with the phrase "9-11 Never Forget." A portion of the profits will go to local first responder charities.

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