Local church holding special 9/11 honor service
A local church will be hosting an event honoring first responders throughout the CSRA and those who tragically died in the terror attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.
Lakeside Baptist Church, 4280 Jefferson Davis Hwy. in Beech Island, is inviting the community to come out Sunday, Sept. 9, for its 9/11 Honor Service. The service will be at 10:45 a.m.
The church’s Pastor Tad Marshall said he wants to encourage members of local law enforcement agencies, emergency responders, security firms and hospital workers, among other services, to come out for the special event.
“It is our privilege to thank the local heroes of the CSRA, the dedicated EMS, fire, medical, rescue, police, Aiken County Sheriff’s Office, security, emergency room staff and DMV personnel serving our community,” Marshall said in a release.
As part of the service, Marshall said they will recognize the departments and families of local responders who have passed away. He asks family members of any fallen heroes to contact the church office with details.
“Families are welcome, and we’ll enjoy a meal together in our Family Life Center or in a covered area outdoors,” Marshall said.
There will also be childcare facilities available for parents with infants through 5K children and there will be a separate program available for children in first through fifth grade.
Marshall also asks first responders to bring their equipment to the special service.
“We hope to take advantage of this special opportunity to display your lifesaving equipment. It’s a wonderful way to educate and inform the public about the importance of our emergency service professionals,” he said.
Anyone planning to bring equipment to the service is asked to arrive at the church by 9:30 a.m.
For more information called Lakeside Baptist Church at 803-593-9246.