|Earl Beal to speak at International Peace Garden 911 memorial service|
On Sept. 11, a memorial service will be held at the 911 Memorial located at the International Peace Garden beginning at 11 a.m.
Gov. John Hoeven and Premier Gary Doer have been invited to attend and address those in attendance. There will be no admission fee for this event as the gate admission has been waived for the day.
The keynote speaker for the day will be Earl Beal of the department of counseling psychology and community service. His direct involvement that day was focused more on assisting families involved with the attack on the Pentagon. He was working as the director of the family support center at Grand Forks Air Force Base and supported the staff of the family assistance centers run by the Air Force in the D.C. area.
This year the IPG will host their first "Freedom Walk" in remembrance of "911" by continuing our tradition to reflect on the lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001, renew our commitment to freedom and the values of our countries and to honor our veterans, past and present. This will be a non-partisan/non-exclusive event open to the general-public. This is not a fundraiser for any organization, nor a platform to discuss politics or policies. We simply wish to remember.
Other noteworthy additions: Grand Forks artist Emily Custer will sing her "Thank You" (www.emilycuster.com) and the North Dakota Army National Guard will have the Blackhawks land and be on display during the ceremony.
Contact Shelle Michaels for more information at email@example.com