Many of these ceremonies remember and recognize the contributions of first responders.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3278 and the Ladies and Men's Auxiliaries observed the anniversary of the 9/11 attack on America Tuesday at 7:00 a.m. at the VFW Post at 2300 Stephen F. Austin. The Post hosted the county's first responders with a breakfast served from 5:00 to 8:00 a.m. The Post invited all law enforcement, fire departments, and EMS personnel to attend. The public was invited to attend the prayer observance at 7:00 a.m.
A first responders' pancake breakfast from 8-10am was hosted by CARE Nursing and Rehab in a come and go format at their facility at 200 County Road 616.
The Salvation Army Service Center co-sponsored a 9/11 remembrance program with the Woodmen of the World at 8:15 a.m. which was held at the Salvation Army building at 403 Lakeway Drive. This program featured the dedication of a new flag pole to the Salvation Army from Woodman of the World Life Insurance Society Lodge #45. The event was opened in prayer by Brownwood Mayor Stephen Haynes. A special flag with names of first responders who lost their lives that day was raised on the new flag pole.
The City of Brownwood will also open their city council meeting on Tuesday with a short ceremony to commemorate 9/11. The ceremony will be led by the Fire and Police Honor Guard who will present the colors; give the Pledge of Allegiance; and Invocation will be given by the Fire Department Chaplain. Mayor Stephen Haynes will also read a proclamation for Emergency Preparedness Month.