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City of Suwanee to Mark 15th Anniversary of 9/11 Tragedy with Remembrance Ceremony

The City of Suwanee will host a Remembrance Day ceremony on the 15th anniversary of the event on Sunday, September 11 at 3:00 p.m. The event will take place at the Remembrance public art piece, located on the east side of Town Center Park near Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road.

The Sounds of Suwanee chorus will open the ceremony with a medley of patriotic songs as well as performing the National Anthem, followed by a presentation of colors by the Gwinnett County Fire & Emergency Services Honor Guard and an invocation from 12Stone Church Sugarloaf Campus pastor Scott Mawdesley. Suwanee Mayor Jimmy Burnette, State Representative Brooks Coleman, and Suwanee Chief of Police Mike Jones will make their remarks and honor members of the Gwinnett County Fire & Emergency Services and Suwanee Police Department.

Guests are asked to stand or bring their own chairs for this brief ceremony. Police and fire vehicles will be on display before and after the ceremony.

“This event will provide a moment to pause and reflect on who we are as a nation,” said Suwanee Events & Outreach Manager Amy Doherty. “We want to honor our heroes and reflect on the significance of what this day means to our community.”

For more information regarding Suwanee’s Remembrance ceremony, please contact Events & Outreach Manager Amy Doherty at 770-904-3387 or

Suwanee’s Remembrance exhibit offers an example of art as history. Unveiled September 11, 2013, the display at Town Center Park features a damaged, twisted relic from one of the World Trade Center towers, which was given to Suwanee by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Created by Statesboro artist Marc Moulton, the display also includes a 9/11 historical timeline with stainless steel letters and numbers embedded into a cement pad as well as an inverted conical sculpture, with the lower Manhattan cityscape cut into it. At night, a light-shadow impression, which offers an aerial view of the cityscape, is projected onto the pad.