Memorial Walk and Dedication to be held Saturday to honor 9/11 victims
LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - The Girl Scout Gold Award 9/11 Memorial Walk and Dedication is coming to Lawton on Saturday, Sept. 10, to honor the seven Oklahomans who perished in the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.
The walk will be held at the Lawton Public Safety Facility at 100 S. Railroad St. from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., and will include a tribute to Eisenhower High School alumni U.S. Army Spec. Chin Sun Pak “Sunny’ Well who was at the Pentagon that day.
Organizers will be accepting donations from attendees to participate and memorial t-shirts are only $15.
The event is co-sponsored by the City of Lawton Parks and Recreation, Lawton Police Department, and the Lawton Fire Department.
However, the planned monument has been years in the making thanks to Lawton native Teresa Dyson, who initially came up with the idea when she was a senior in high school.
A dedication ceremony was held last year in Elmer Thomas Park for the monument, but since then the location has changed to the Lawton Public Safety Facility to be closer to the fire station and police department.
All proceeds will go towards a memorial at the Public Safety Facility.
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