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Katy VFW Post 9182 Commemorates Sept. 11, 2011

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9182 Sept. 11 remembrance ceremony conducted at LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch began with the presentation of the flags by the Boy Scouts of America, Girl Scouts of the USA and the Mayde Creek High School Navy JROTC. The National Anthem was performed by Katy ISD combined choir. VFW Chaplain Jeb Stickland led the benediction.

Master of Ceremonies George Rissky, VFW, introduced Col. (Ret.) Mike Mastrangelo, Commander, VFW and guest speaker Representative Bill Callegari (District 132), Texas House of Representatives. Reginald Adams, a public artist who serves as president and CEO of the Museum of Cultural Arts Houston, outlined a community project that will be completed in partnership with the Rotary Club of Katy and the VFW Post 9182 to commemorate Sept. 11 and veterans.

VFW Post 9182 and the Ladies Auxiliary recognized and honored three local Americans through the presentation of the American flag. The flags presented to the local heroes were flown over Kandahar, Afghanistan by our armed forces.

All present stood for a moment of silence at the Willowfork Fire Department chimed the old firehouse bell “Tolling 5-5-5-5” to recognize the fallen firefighters and seven outstanding law enforcement personnel from the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Department Honor Guard performed the firing of the volleys.

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Katy VFW Post 9182 honored the lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001 in a special ceremony at LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch.

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