|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: |
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Kimberly Erb, Executive Assistant
(334) 514.5841 ext. 5006
Elmore County Commission Requests Names of Service Members
Wetumpka, AL – The Elmore County Commission is requesting names of every Elmore County service member that has been deployed on behalf of our country since September 11, 2001. The Commission recognizes the importance of continuing to memorialize the service and sacrifice of the citizens of Elmore County who have protected our freedom.
The original 9-11 Memorial was dedicated in June 2005. The Commission renewed efforts in June 2011 to request additional names through December 2015. Two new granite memorials were added to the current layout just before Memorial Day of this year. The request for names from 2011 – 2015 produced an additional 175 names which were added to one of the new memorials. The Commission’s intention was to leave plenty of room to add additional names in the future.
Commission Chairman, David Bowen stated, “The Elmore County Commission wants every veteran that has served to be honored for their service and their names memorialized for posterity.”
This year marks 15 years since September 11, 2001, and the Elmore County Commission is planning a rededication ceremony for Monday, September 12, 2016. Further details will be provided closer to the ceremony. The Commission is giving citizens another opportunity to provide names for the memorial prior to the ceremony. In order to allow time for the new names to be engraved prior to the ceremony, the Commission will accept names through July 31, 2016. To submit the name of an Elmore County service member deployed since September 11, 2001, citizens can visit www.elmoreco.org to fill out an online form or call the Commission Office at (334) 514-5841 ext. 5006. Name, rank, branch of service and dates of service need to be provided.