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9/11 Commemorative Walk
September 9, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
The Eight Annual NINE ELEVEN COMMEMORATIVE WALK will be held September 9th at 9 a.m. The walk will begin with a short presentation and music near the Arrowhead Mall Military Recruiting offices followed by a 20 minute walk throughout Downtown Muskogee that will end where it began.
The event which remembers the victims of the September 11th terrorist attacks also celebrates the heroic work of the First Responders (police and fire personnel) and the members of the U.S. military who died that day, and the work their ‘brothers in arms’ continue to do today. The attack which cost the lives of more than 3000 U.S. citizens was the largest terrorist attack on U.S. soil.
The first 9-11 commemorative walk held in Oklahoma, and one of the first in the Nation, also remembers Muskogeean, Major Ron Milam, the only Oklahoman who lost his life that day at the Pentagon. Remembered as a “positive”, “energetic”, “patriotic” person and a “warm and generous son and brother” Milam was a hero to many long before he lost his life that Tuesday in 2001.
The ‘Walk’, while remembering the solemnity of the moment, has morphed into a heartwarming and upbeat celebration of “Courage”, “Sacrifice”, “Heroism” and “Life”.
Fruit, pastries, water and Gatorade will be provided for the walkers. There is no cost to participate but donations for the Blue Star Mothers are encouraged for any who are able. Bike riders are welcome.