CLARKSVILLE, IN (September 11, 2021) – On the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks, the Town of Clarksville worked with Mission BBQ in Clarksville to host a special memorial service. Held on site at the Mission BBQ restaurant on Veterans Parkway next to Clarksville Town Hall, the ceremony drew participants from across Indiana.
The ceremony included the reading of the more than 800 first responders who lost their lives on 9/11. Readers included firefighters, community members, and Town Council members. The event also included the Clarksville Police Color Guard, the singing of the National Anthem, a moment of silence, and the playing of amazing grace by a local bagpiper. First responders from across southern Indiana attended the event including representatives from Charlestown, Georgetown, Tri-Township Fire, and Jeffersonville. Members of the community also attended, and were invited to explore various police and fire vehicles.
Clarksville Town Councilman A.D. Stonecipher (District 5) led the planning of the event, with assistance from Councilman Michael Mustain (District 4) and Councilwoman Jennifer Voignier (At-Large). Stonecipher says this is the first of several events the Town of Clarksville is planning to honor our first responders and veterans. The next event will be a Veterans’ Day Celebration on Sunday, November 7th at 2:00pm. It will be held at the Veterans’ Place Memorial behind Clarksville’s Town Hall, located at 2000 Broadway Street. That event will feature live music, color guard presentation, trumpet calls, speeches by local veterans and dignitaries, and much more. The event is open to the public.