Bring out the family to remember the attacks of Sept. 11 this Saturday, Sept. 7 with a ceremony and environmental projects starting at the Maryland World War II Memorial overlooking the Severn River and continuing to Jonas Green Park in Annapolis.
To commemorate Marylanders who have lost their lives in service to their country, including on Sept. 11, the day will begin at 8:30 am with a brief ceremony at the Maryland World War II Memorial located in the median at 1920 Ritchie Highway in Annapolis. The USNA Band Ceremonial Unit will provide music for the ceremony and the Annapolis High School NJROTC will provide a Color Guard.
From 9 a.m. until noon, volunteers will participate in environmental service projects beginning at Memorial and continuing to Jonas Green Park at the foot of the Naval Academy Bridge. This is a “rain or shine event” and will only be delayed or cancelled if there are local thunderstorms.
In addition to weeding, planting and mulching to control storm water runoff, volunteers will participate in the International Coastal Cleanup recording items of debris they find, giving a clearer picture of the items impacting the health of the Chesapeake Bay.
The Volunteer Center For Anne Arundel County and its partners, including Maryland Dept. of Veterans Affairs, the U.S. Naval Academy, Ocean Conservancy, Anne Arundel Recreation & Parks, Friends of Anne Arundel Trails, the Midshipman Action Group and the Youth Volunteer Corps, is organizing the event.
Volunteers will sign-in at 8 a.m. at the Maryland World War II Memorial. Opportunities for community service credits are available. Students under the age of 18 must have written parental permission. Those under 16 must not only have written parental permission, but an adult on site as well. Wear sturdy shoes or boots (no flip flops), bring a hat, sunscreen, sunglasses and gardening gloves. Water and snacks will be provided. Parking is strongly recommended at the WWII Memorial on RT 450.
Pre-registration is required. For more information please go to the Volunteer Center for Anne Arundel County website or contact Holli Dillard-Cranfill at firstname.lastname@example.org .