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TSL Foundation starts 9/11 commemoration

(Press Release) — The Tan Siu Lin Foundation and organizers of the We Will Never Forget: Field of Heroes will kick off the series of ceremonies commemorating the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks in the United States today, Wednesday, at American Memorial Park.

The ceremony will start at 5:30 p.m. and will be preceded by the Freedom Walk that will begin at the Garapan Fishing Base at 5 p.m. and end at the AMP grounds, where U.S. flags have been posted since last Sunday.

TanHoldings corporate affairs community relations director Carline Sablan, fourth left, receives the ceremonial check donation from Triple J Saipan management and executives for this year’s “We Will Never Forget: Field of Heroes” event.TanHoldings corporate affairs community relations director Carline Sablan, fourth left, receives the ceremonial check donation from Triple J Saipan management and executives for this year’s “We Will Never Forget: Field of Heroes” event.

U.S. flags have been on display, too at Cpl. Joe G. Charfauros Jr. Rota Veterans Memorial Park since Friday. The island’s ceremony to honor the memories of those who perished in the 9/11 attacks, the heroes who saved many lives on that day, veterans, law enforcement personnel, firefighters and other first responders will be held on Sept. 17 at 4 p.m.

Tinian will have its own ceremony, which has been pushed back to Sept. 16 at 10:30 a.m. Ceremonies on all three islands will feature a wreath dedication, gun salute, and speeches.

Triple J Saipan and IT&E are among the sponsors of this year’s We Will Never Forget: Field of Heroes. Triple J is a heritage sponsor of the event, while IT&E is part of the stars and stripes supporters list.

IT&E customer operations executive director Rob Harrell, left, presents the ceremonial check donation to organizers of We Will Never Forget: Field of Heroes.  Contributed photosIT&E customer operations executive director Rob Harrell, left, presents the ceremonial check donation to organizers of We Will Never Forget: Field of Heroes. Contributed photos

“Triple J Saipan is proud to support this event in honor of our heroes. The notion to remember a ‘hero’ — someone who has given their time, energy, and in some cases, their life, placing the needs of others first, is an honorable gesture,” said Triple J vice president for finance and administration Mike Sablan.

“Today and every day, we stand with our men and women in uniform. We are proud of our commitment to honoring and supporting our heroes,” said IT&E customer operations executive director Rob Harrell.