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Memorial Dedication

The town of Weaverville is dedicating a memorial to all first responders past and present, who made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our lives and our values.   

The town heald a service for all emergency service personnel in Weaverville and Buncombe County.

Town leaders hope this will become an annual event, time to honor police, fire, and emergency workers.

This morning's ceremony is dedicating a new monument at Lake Louise. 

The plaque reads "in honor and memory of those that protect and serve us every day.   Let us never forget the sacrifices made on September 11, 2001, a day that provided so many examples of heroism by fire, police, and service personnel on American soil."

The new monument joins two other memorials, honoring military veterans who served the company. 

Town officials say they hope the monuments will remind us all of our local heroes who daily risk their lives for our peace and safety.

Mayor Al Root, Town of Weaverville, "we wanted to make sure that not only our present generation, but our children beyond remember this day, as all of our important holidays, so we picked a spot here at Lake Louise, right next to our children's playground, as a beautiful spot reflecting on the importance of 9-11, we thought it was a great place to put it."

The ceremony included a group of community singers, bagpipes, and speakers, including News 13 anchor Larry Blunt who served his country in the Navy.


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