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Manion Foundation hosts Doylestown Sept. 11 event


Travis Manion Foundation (TMF) will host a memorial event to honor all those lost on 9/11 and in the wars since.
The event will take place Saturday, Sept. 11, beginning at 8:46 a.m., the same time that the first plane hit the North Tower.
During this ceremony, a bell will be rung and the names for every person killed in the 9/11 attacks will be read, along with the names of all service members from Bucks County who were killed in the corresponding wars. In total, the names of 2,977 Sept. 11 victims and 7,060 service members killed since 9/11 will be read aloud.
The event will take place at Main and Court streets, in the center of Doylestown, on the grounds of the old Doylestown Courthouse, directly in front of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the Global War on Terror Memorial. The event is anticipated to take approximately 12 hours.
The emcee will be Gold Star Mother Ruth Bednarzyk, who will conduct an opening ceremony beginning at 8:30 a.m. Additional speakers during the opening ceremony will include Gold Star Parents Mark and Nancy Umbrell, U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, and state Rep. and Blue Star Wife Shelby Labs.

Additional opportunities in Doylestown to honor those lost will take place in partnership with this event at:
• Freedom Square (North Pine Street and Garden Alley), where all post 9/11 fallen heroes from Bucks County are memorialized;
• Moravian Tile Works booth at the Doylestown Arts Fest, where people can create tiles to be added to the Freedom Square tile wall; and
• Travis Manion Foundation Booth at the Doylestown Arts Festival (North Main between State and Court streets), where people can register to run, walk, or ruck in the 9/11 Heroes Run 5K race series. 

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