Bixby ROTC Color Guard Participates in 9-11 Ceremony

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AMAZING GRACE: Sartorious Brothers played “Amazing Grace” as the benediction to the ceremony.

On Sept. 11, there was a poignant ceremony at the World Trade Center Memorial in Washington Irving Park in Bixby. The monument was especially beautiful with the seasonal mums and small flags encircling the I-beam planted by Victoria Oltmann of the Friends of Washington Irving and a large flag draped over the steel girder placed there by a local firefighter.
Those who were gathered paid tribute and remembered the innocent victims and those who sacrificed their lives on that day in 2001.
The Bixby High School Marine JROTC Color Guard, taps player Jonah Wagner, 5th grader Graci Atkinson singing the National Anthem and the Sartorious brothers with their pipes and drums all made the event one to remember.
Speakers Jeanne Dexter and Bixby Fire Marshall Mike Butler added comments that brought back memories of that day and reminded those present how America united under those circumstances.
Wealaka Chapter of DAR organized the event.