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9/11 observance scheduled in Fort Wayne

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

Toiletries/Clothing

Soap

Baby wipes

Hand Sanitizer

Toothbrushes

Shaving cream,

Razors

Feminine Hygiene Items

Sunscreen

Insect repellent

Chap Stick with sunscreen, Carmex, Blistex

Body Wash

Shampoo

Foot Powder Socks

Food Items – No items that can melt

K-Cups (coffee sampler packs, tea, cider and cocoa)

Ground Coffee (not instant)

Tea

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

Miscellaneous Items

Batteries

American Flags

DVD’s (no Blu-Rays)

Magazines

Socks – Very much needed and appreciated

Send items for The Scoop to jgnews@jg.net.

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