9/11 remembrances scheduled at Chinhae, Camp Hansen
SEOUL — Navy officials will host a Sept. 11 Patriots Day commemoration ceremony Monday at Chinhae Naval Base, South Korea.
Monday’s ceremony also will incorporate a Sept. 15 Prisoner of War/Missing in Action day, officials said.
“It is fitting because just as we have not recovered all our sailors, soldiers, airmen, and Marines from previous conflicts likewise there are individuals that were in the towers whose remains have not been recovered,” according to a CNKF e-mail.
Navy Cmdr. Randy Martin, Commander, Fleet Activities Chinhae, and a member of the 1st Class Petty Officer Association will speak at the ceremony.
And Chief Leon Leath, from Chinhae’s security department, will speak about his experience of being in the Pentagon during the attacks.
The chapel bells are to ring, signifying a moment of silence, at the following times:
8:46 a.m., to remember Flight 119:06 a.m., for Flight 1759:40 a.m., for Flight 7710:37 a.m., to remember Flight 939/11 remembrance at Camp HansenCAMP HANSEN, Okinawa — A Sept. 11 Moment of Remembrance is scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday at the Camp Hansen West Chapel.
The event will mark the fifth anniversary of the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, said Cmdr. Manuel “Don” Biadog Jr., a chaplain who helped coordinate the ceremony.
The Hansen USO will provide a free barbeque after the remembrance, which is open to all. Call Biadog at DSN 623-4694 for more information.
Motorcycle ride rescheduledCAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — Torii Station’s 9/11 Remembrance Motorcycle Ride scheduled for Saturday was postponed due to expected poor weather. The new date is Sept. 23.
Staging will begin at 8 a.m. and the ride will start at 9 a.m. at the Coral Cove Restaurant, organizers said. All motorcyclists are invited to participate. Donations will be accepted for the Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program. For more information, call 080-1764-1432.