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Honor and Remember group to host special September 11 memorial event

JASPER, TX (KTRE) -

The Jasper Honor and Remember group will be having a very special event on Saturday to remember those that have risked their lives for our country.

The ceremony will take place at the Jasper County Courthouse and will not only honor first responders and those firefighters who lost their lives at the West plant explosion.

But a family out of Center will be presented the special honor and remember flag at the event in memory of their son who lost his life in Iraq in 2004.

"After 9/11 and the emotion of that died down there were several years here in the Jasper area that was being done to mark that day. I really felt that there was something we needed to be doing to mark that day. So, a couple of us got together and thought we would create an event to mark 9/11, but also to use that day and that event to represent, and tribute, and honor our first responders here in our local areas mostly made up of volunteer firemen who keep us safe in our community," Roy James, the Texas State Director of the Honor and Remember group, said.

The event will start at 9 a.m. and is free to the public.

The honor and remember flag is a special flag dedicated to those who have dedicated their lives to fighting for our counry.

"Just like we did back in '71 in when we were leaving Vietnam, the POW MIA flag was created to represent in action. A new symbol, a national symbol, the honor and remember flag was created so we make sure as a public that we don't forget the sacrifices that have fallen for our country," James said.

For more information on the group, you can visit tx.honorandremember.com.

If you have any questions about the 9/11 event you can contact James at (409) 698-4089.

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