event draws as many as 20 cities to honor those who died on 9/11/01;
Larry Gonzales is featured speaker
TAYLOR, Texas – The public is
invited to attend the annual Memorial March and Patriot Day observance, set for
Monday, September 11, in downtown Taylor. The event is sponsored by the Taylor
Fire Department (TFD).
Gonzales, who recently announced his decision not to seek re-election, is
the featured speaker.
The Memorial March
begins at 7 p.m. at Seventh Street and heads south along Main Street in
downtown. Citizens will line Main Street to honor and observe firefighters and
apparatus from Taylor, Jarrell, Weir, Lake Travis, Elgin, Coupland and Granger.
More are expected to join. In years past, as many as 20 different cities have
participated. However, due to Hurricane Harvey cleanup efforts, certain public
safety crews from around the state may not be able to join the event in Taylor
Following the Memorial March, there will be a
program at Heritage Square Park, 400 N. Main Street. TFD Chaplain Matt Hudson
will conduct the invocation and benediction, followed by speakers Mayor Brandt
Rydell, TFD Chief Pat Ekiss and Rep. Gonzales. Lt. Robert Whitmore will lead
"The Star Spangled Banner." The program includes raising of the flag,
silent tribute, bagpipe players, a 3-volley gun salute and ringing of the bell.
Taylor is one of the few cities across the
nation that continues to conduct a ceremony each year in honor of those who
died serving on September 11, 2001, in the attacks on the USA.
For more information, please call 512-352-6992.
Public Information Officer