Statement as issued Thursday by the Fort Wayne Fire Department:
FORT WAYNE, IND., September 6, 2012 – On Tuesday, September 11, 2012, from 5-8 p.m., the Fort Wayne Fire Department (FWFD) along with Allen County Public Safety invites residents to stop by the Law Enforcement Firefighters Memorial of Allen County at 1001 North Wells Street to commemorate the 11th anniversary of 9/11.
Citizens are encouraged to place an American flag in the grassy area behind the memorial in honor and remembrance of not only the 403 public safety personnel that lost their lives, but for all of those who died that fateful day 11 years ago. There will be no formal ceremony. Flags will be available at the Memorial site from 5- 8 p.m. Fort Wayne Fire and Police Pipe and Drum Corps. members will be playing at 7 p.m.
This event is Allen County’s public safety effort to remember 9/11 and to continue to (fulfill) its pledge to Never Forget. While citizens are encouraged to place a flag, the site will be a location for the community to come together to pause, remember and reflect.
The Memorial site will also serve as a drop off location for people wishing to donate items for troops overseas. Lendingahand.net will be collecting donated items from the attached list. Collected donations will be shipped directly to US troops serving in Afghanistan and Iraq.
For more information about this event, contact Fort Wayne Fire Department’s PIO, Stacey Fleming at 260.427.1102.
Donation Wish List
Feminine Hygiene Items
Chap Stick with sunscreen, Carmex, Blistex
Foot Powder Socks
Food Items – No items that can melt
K-Cups (coffee sampler packs, tea, cider and cocoa)
Ground Coffee (not instant)
Cold drink mixes – Gatorade, Crystal Lite, Kool Aid or the individual flavor straws you add to bottled water
Sunflower Seeds & Nuts
Individual snacks like chips, crackers, cookies, cheese/cracker kits
Peanut Butter & Jelly – small size plastic jars please
Beef Jerky/Slim Jims
DVD’s (no Blu-Rays)
Socks – Very much needed and appreciated