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Peabody slated to host full schedule of 9/11 events on Sunday

Posted by Justin Rice  September 9, 2011 10:52 PM

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Peabody will host various memorial services around the city on Sunday to honor the victims and public safety personnel who died during the terror attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.

The day will begin with a memorial held at 8 a.m. at the 9/11 Memorial Park at Grandview Avenue and Fitz Road before a parade led by the Police Department at 8:30 a.m. The parade will start at Constitution Park, located at the corner of Foster and Main Streets and will end at the Peabody Police Station on Allens Lane.

At approximately 9:40 a.m., at the Police Station, there will be a brief ceremony to remember the 9/11 victims.  And at 9:50 a.m., the Peabody Fire Department will hold a ceremony at the Fire Dept. Headquarters on Lowell Street.

At 10 a.m., the Peabody Police Department is hosting an open house and a public safety day that will go until 3 p.m.

The open house will include guided tours and two helicopters that will also be on display, including a State Police helicopter that will land at 10:30 a.m. and a Black Hawk helicopter that will land at noon. There will also be a child identification program, face painting, and a moon bounce.

Food and beverages will also be served and T-shirts will be available to purchase with all proceeds going to the New York Police and Port Authority Wives and Children’s Fund, an organization that provides funding and assistance to all law enforcement, fire personnel, and emergency medical personnel that responded to the attacks.

“We look forward to seeing you on September 11, 2011, and ask that you please help support us in our efforts to assist these men and woman who placed their lives selflessly on the line for us on September 11, 2001,” Chief Robert L. Champagne said in a letter to the community.

Justin A. Rice can be reached at jrice.globe@gmail.com.

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