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West Mifflin VFW 914, community to remember 9/11


Last updated 9/12/2018 at 8:13pm

West Mifflin Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 914 Intrepid, first responders and civic leaders will be on hand for a 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony at Mitchell Paige Memorial Park Sept. 11.

Slated to begin at 6:30 p.m., the event will feature remarks by local officials, music, and a wreath laying in tribute to the more than 3,000 Americans who were killed 17 years ago during the al Qaeda terrorist attacks. Members of the public are encouraged to attend.

Featured guest speakers at the ceremony will be Post-9/11 Navy Chief Petty Officers Jason Phillips, Nicholas Zubey, and West Mifflin resident Stephanie Dora. Other expected participants and attendees will include staff members from state representatives Bill Kortz and Austin Davis, West Mifflin Mayor Chris Kelly, members of West Mifflin Borough Council and the West Mifflin Recreation Committee, firefighters from the Homeville #1 VFC Station 293, the Duquesne Annex VFC Station 294, the West Mifflin #3 VFC Station 295, the Skyview VFC Station 296, officers from the West Mifflin Police Department, and personnel from the Baldwin EMS Station 510.

The West Mifflin Area High School Air Force JROTC Honor Guard, and VFW Department of Pennsylvania Chaplain of the Year, Gene Staudt, will also participate.

On Sept. 11, 2001, al Qaeda terrorists hijacked four airliners in a coordinated attack against the American people. Two of the aircraft were flown into the World Trade Center’s twin towers in New York City. Another was deliberately crashed into the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and a fourth plane – United Flight 93 – came down in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, in a failed attempt to damage the United States Capitol.

For more information about VFW Post 914 and its activities, contact VFW 914 Commander Jake Bradich at: 412-464-9838.


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