The 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on America, triggering the global war on terrorism, will be marked in Lawrenceburg with events at and in support of the Healing Field, a permanent tribute to Kentucky soldiers who have fallen in the War on Terrorism.
On Saturday, Sept. 11, a memorial motorcycle ride and poker run fundraiser will begin at noon, leaving from the American Legion grounds and traveling through nearby communities before ending at the Healing Field at 4 p.m. Registration will be from 10-11:30 a.m. The first 50 to register will receive a t-shirt. It is $15 to register and $5 per extra rider. All money raised goes towards landscaping and maintenance of the Healing Field and veteran projects.
That evening, beginning at 6:30 p.m., there will be a candlelight service at the Healing Field.
The Healing Field is located at 725 West Broadway Street in Lawrenceburg. The field contains 118 flag poles and memorial plaques, each representing a Kentucky soldier who has given their life to protect our freedom. The display is free for all and open year round for all who wish to honor our fallen heroes.