Service will honor 9/11 victims, first responders
Not only will the Sunday service at Clearwater’s Lakeside Baptist Church honor those who lost their lives during the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, but it will also memorialize those local law enforcement officers who were killed in the line of duty this past year.
The church’s annual 9/11 Honor Service will be held on Sunday at 10:45 a.m. It is open to everyone.
Pastor Tad Marshall said the service will show how appreciative the community is for the efforts of the various local law enforcement agencies – Aiken Public Safety, the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office and the S.C. Highway Patrol – and the services provided by first responders, emergency medical personnel, fire departments, rescue squads and more.
Special attention will be paid to the officers who were killed while on duty, including Aiken Public Safety officer Scotty Richardson, who was shot and killed in December, and Master Cpl. Sandy Rogers, who was shot and killed in January.
Marshall said those who participate in the service will also have a chance to learn more about EMS equipment, which will be on display at the church, and will have the opportunity to talk with members of the various agencies who play a critical role in the community.
There will be a noon meal following the service for all personnel and families.
Lakeside Baptist Church is located at 4319 Jefferson Davis Highway, Clearwater.
For more information, call 593-9246 or visit www.besidethelake.com.