Ross Library to honor 9/11

LOCK HAVEN – The Annie Halenbake Ross Library will be holding “Libraries Remember,” a 24-hour event to commemorate 9/11. The library, at 232 W. Main St., will open at midnight and stay open the entire day of Sept. 11, with events planned throughout the day.

The library will host the “9-11 Moving Tribute,” run by veteran Sean MacMillan and Team RWB, a non-profit organization with the mission of enriching the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity.

“The goal is to keep the flag moving from sunrise until sunset, which for us will translate to 6 a.m. until 7:23 p.m,” said MacMillan. “The flag will be passed throughout the day and involves Lock Haven University Army ROTC Cadets, LHU Student Veterans, Clinton County Veterans and local community members.”

Another new addition is a visit from the Dunnstown Fire CO. during the evening, to show and demonstrate their firefighting equipment and techniques.

“Libraries represent all of our American freedoms – speech, information – for September 11, the Ross Library is going to be there for the public the whole twenty-four hours. Come participate with us,” Bernard said.

Schedule of events include:

(Subject to change)

Midnight: Doors open.

All day: Trivia contest at front desk.

12:30 to 10 a.m.: Free coffee in lobby.

6 a.m.: “9-11 Moving Tribute” by Team RWB; held throughout the day with check-ins every 15-20 minutes.

6:45 a.m.: Sunrise flag raising.

8:40 a.m.: Remembrance ceremony. Speeches by Sean MacMillen and County Commissioner Jeff Snyder.

The public is invited to share their own memories of 9-11.

2 p.m.: “Remembering The Homefront.” Educational film with audience discussion.

6:30 p.m.: Demonstrations from Dunnstown Fire Company.

7:23 p.m.: Sunset flag lowering. Speeches by Sean MacMillan and County Commissioner Joel Long; “9-11 Moving Tribute” close.

10:30 p.m.: Candlelight Vigil with speech by County Commissioner Pete Smeltz.

Midnight: Doors close.