(August 30, 2011) Citizens throughout Frisco are invited to a remembrance service honoring those who died as a result of the terrorist attacks ten years ago on September 11.
The Frisco Garden Club, with support from the City of Frisco, is hosting a service at Freedom Meadow, which is located at Warren Sports Complex, 7599 Eldorado Parkway, beginning at 6 p.m. on Sunday, September 11, 2011.
Assistant Police Chief John Bruce will lead the pledge of allegiance, as scouts, police officers and firefighters present the colors. Frisco ISD student Ellora Lattin will perform the national anthem.
A memorial wreath will be laid at the Freedom Meadow monument by Mayor Maher Maso, who will also share words of remembrance. Frisco Garden Club President Donna Schmittler will also share her recollections as a volunteer on 9/11, as she was in Manhattan the day terrorists brought down the Twin Towers.
Bagpiper Don Shannon will play Amazing Grace and the Frisco Fire Department will conduct a water spray salute.
The Frisco Garden Club will provide attendees a cup of wildflower seeds to scatter in memory of those who died on 9/11.
Freedom Meadow is a partnership between the Frisco Garden Club and the City of Frisco and was established in 2002, following the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The Frisco Community Development Corporation provided funds for the meadow’s construction.
The Lauren Catuzzi Grandcolas Foundation provided the two memorial benches, honoring the memory of Lauren Catuzzi Grandcolas, who was a passenger on United Airlines Flight 93, which crashed in a Pennsylvania field on 9/11.