A 9/11 Memorial Ceremony for 2018 You Won't Want to Miss

Aug 28, 2018

A 9/11 Memorial Ceremony for 2018 You Won't Want to Miss | Westgate Branson Woods
By Rich Weidman

A 9/11 Memorial Ceremony for 2018 You Won't Want to Miss

“September 11, 2001, revealed heroism in ordinary people who might have gone through their lives never called upon to demonstrate the extent of their courage.” – Geraldine Brooks

“Just as ripples spread out when a single pebble is dropped into water, the actions of individuals can have far-reaching effects.” – Quote from the Dalai Lama inscribed on a wall at the 9/11 Tribute Museum in New York City

Remembering The Past

It’s hard to believe that 2018 marks the 17th anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001. For everyone old enough to remember 9/11, the terror attacks that claimed nearly 3,000 lives and the horrific images from that day will forever be seared in our memories. However, we will also always proudly recall the everyday heroes who gave their all and provided a sense of hope and resilience in America’s time of profound crisis, as well as the many sacrifices of U.S. military personnel in the ongoing fight against terrorism.

On the first anniversary of 9/11, President George W. Bush declared September 11 as Patriot Day by issuing a Presidential Proclamation that read, “On this first observance of Patriot Day, we remember and honor those who perished in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. We will not forget the events of that terrible morning nor will we forget how Americans responded in New York City, at the Pentagon, and in the skies over Pennsylvania – with heroism and selflessness; with compassion and courage; and with prayer and hope.”

Rememberance Ceremony Details

To honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice on 9/11, Westgate Branson Woods Resort will host a special 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony on Patriot Day, September 11, 2018, at 7 AM. The Remembrance Ceremony will feature moving stories and remembrances, and a moment of silence.

COST: The event is free and open to the public

LOCATION: The event will take place at the 6,250-square-foot Grand Pavilion at Westgate Branson Woods Resort (2201 Roark Valley Road, Branson, Missouri).

SPEAKERS: Guest speakers at the 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony will include:

  • Branson Police Chief Jeff Matthews

  • Fire Chief Ted Martin

  • 9/11 survivor Steve Castaneda

The event will also feature local area first responders – including members of the Taney County Fire and Rescue, as well as guests of Westgate Branson Woods Resort.

PERFORMANCES: In addition, the ceremony will feature special appearances by award-winning, Grammy-nominated country music artist Billy Yates, who is currently appearing at the Americana Theatre with his hit show “Hit Songwriters in the Round,” and the Branson High School Choir.

A Moment You Won't Want to Miss

Please make plans to attend the 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony at Westgate Branson Woods Resort and also mark your calendar for other upcoming events at the resort such as Rosie Fest November 2-3, 2018, and Vets with Vettes November 9-11, 2018. Billed as “One Riveting Weekend,” Rosie Fest will celebrate the legacy of the women who served on the home front during World War II, while the first-annual Vets with Vettes car show weekend will feature a celebration of both America’s heroes and Corvette cars. Apart from being the permier choice among military discount hotels Branson, MO has to offer, Westgate Branson Woods Resort exemplifies everything that is best about supporting our military, both on and off duty through innovative events, Branson hotel military discounts, and servings as one of the best hotels in Branson for military reunions. Join with Westgate Resorts as we fly our colors, and remember the things that should never be forgotten.