September 9, 2022
By: Dwayne Page
Country music star Aaron Tippin will make an appearance at the local 9/11 commemoration Sunday in downtown Smithville.
Tippin performed at the first memorial service here shortly after the 9/11 tragedy 21 years ago, releasing his song ‘Where the Stars and Stripes and the Eagle Fly’ and he returned for the memorial celebration 10-year-old local in 2011 where he again performed the hit song.
Tippin and his family reside in DeKalb County.
This Patriot Day event will begin at 4 p.m. at Evins Park across from the Justin Potter Library to remember the lives lost on September 11, 2001 and to honor first responders for what they do in our communities. Cody Purvis will also be on stage. All participants must bring a lawn chair.
Patriot Day is held on September 11 each year in memory of the nearly 3,000 innocent victims who died in the terrorist attacks 21 years ago. That day, 2,977 people were killed, 19 hijackers committed murder-suicide, and more than 6,000 others were injured.
Two planes crashed into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York, a third crashed into the Pentagon in Washington, DC and a fourth crashed into a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
Please join this local celebration to remember the men and women who lost their lives.