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McDowell County plans parade to honor first responders on 9/11

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The attack on the United States on Sept. 11, 2001 will be remembered by emergency responders across southern West Virginia.

The McDowell County Office of Emergency Services announced that they will be sponsoring the 9/11 memorial and parade.  Line up for the parade will be at 5 p.m. At the Welch National Guard Armory.  The parade will begin at 5:30 p.m.

During the parade there will be a fly-by with two aero-medical helicopters and the West Virginia Army National Guard if the weather allows for it.  Organizers expect to have police, fire and EMS workers from agencies across McDowell County and there may be some from Wyoming County as well.

The parade will end at the Tug Lot behind the town of Welch. Emergency responders will then walk across the bridge in Martha Moore River Front Park for the memorial service.  The services will honor the victims of the 9/11 attacks and the first responders who have passed away in McDowell County.