Other Sept. 11 events
Other events are also planned in commemoration, including ceremonies at schools.
The annual Freedom Walk on Fort Stewart is set for 6 p.m. Thursday on Cottrell Field. It is a salute to the area’s first responders, police officers, firefighters and EMTs, as well as soldiers.
The East Liberty County American Legion Post 321 will have a 9/11 observance ceremony at 6 p.m. Friday. For more information, call 980-5204 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also Friday, the Hoofin’ It for Our Heroes Family Fun Run pre-registration and concert is set for 6:30 p.m. in downtown Hinesville. The Purified Sounds Band will play. It leads into a Hoofin’ It for Our Heroes 5/10k races on Saturday with shotgun start at 7 a.m. Saturday, also in downtown. Pre-register for $20 or register the day of the event for $25. For more information or to register, call 368-4282 or 876-4511.
The races lead into Public Services Day from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. There will be fire trucks, law enforcement vehicles, giveaways, a chili cook-off, demonstrations, a firefighter challenge and more. For more information, call 368-4282 or 876-4511.
The canvas labyrinth is indoors in the center’s education room. Visitors are invited to use the side door to the right of the main entrance.
For those unfamiliar with the labyrinth, Sherry Somerville, a certified facilitator, will give an introduction to its use at 5 p.m. At 5:30, Somerville will offer a short meditation for those choosing to attend then.
Labyrinth walks are a quiet, meditation experience for prayer and reflection. Several people may be walking it at the same time, simply passing one another as each moves at his/her own pace. Although it resembles a maze there is a single path to the center and out again. Memorabilia from the 9/11 terrorist attacks will be available as visual aids,
including a cross made from the steel remnants of the World Trade Center.
The historical significance of labyrinths gives added meaning to doing the “Walk to Remember.” Dating back 4,000 years labyrinths have been a part of many religions’ traditions. A more known labyrinth is painted on the floor of The Cathedral in Chartres, France, dating back 1,200 years. Symbolically walking a labyrinth has represented a pilgrimage to the Holy Land.
The Fraser Center welcomes everyone to visit and take this opportunity for a time of quiet reflection on the events of 9/11.