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Mount Union College Students Remember the Tragedy of September 11

September 12, 2008

Freedom_Walk.jpgMore than 20 Mount Union College students observed the seventh anniversary of the September 11 tragedy by participating in the third annual “America Supports You” Freedom Walk in Sebring.

The Office of Service-Learning and Community Service registered the team consisting of Mount Union students, faculty and staff.

The walk was originated and once again organized and led by Colton Lockner, an 11-year-old former Sebring resident, now of Lake Milton, to help remember the victims of September 11, 2001 and to honor the veterans, both past and present.

The walk was led by Sebring Police Chief Ray Heverly, Detective Mark Lowman and officers Mike Porter and Dan Guy.   The Sebring VFW Color Guard led the walkers down 19th Street to Ohio Avenue, finishing up at the Veterans Memorial on Texas Avenue.

Lowman also served as the featured speaker for the event and urged listeners to remember that their freedom is a right - not a privilege – protected by military men and women every day.

The Freedom Walk is a nationally sponsored event that came to life through the Department of Defense to recognize citizens who support U.S. military men and women.

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