Anthony 9-11 Memorial Dedication Photos

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Pre-dedication events

A group photo op of the Anthony Fire Department in front of the 9-11 Memorial.

Pete McCluskey, of the Hibernian Society of Kansas City, presented a check to the Anthony 9-11 Committee in the amount of $5,200.

Committee chairperson, Donna Crowe accepts the checks for the memorial.

Bagpiper Kevin O'Rourke

Kevin is married to Joe Spor's sister, Barbara.


The crowd watches solemnly as the flags are hoisted.

5 flags were raised above the memorial.  The American flag was donated by Margaret Arce, who had received it in memory of her son, David Arce and Michael Boyle, life-long best friends who were killed at the WTC, from a congressman from Rhode Island.  The Kansas flag was donated by Rep. Bill McCreary, of the 80th District.  The Anthony Volunteer Fire Department's flag was flown under the Kansas flag.  John Schott donated the New York state flag and the FDNY flag donated by an anonymous donor flew below it.

The school children lead the audience in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Donna introduced the Anthony 9-11 Memorial Committee to the people gathered for the dedication.  L to R: Sam Beam, Howard Hatfield, Cynda Carr, Debbie Mangen, Pam Schott and Shirley Barrett,  Donna Crowe, chair.

Heather Bonham represented the EMS.

Anthony's Chief of Police, John Blevins read a poem.

Mr. Dick Busby singing the Old Irish Blessing, a traditional song from our local Chaparral High School.

Kevin O'Rourke read a letter of appreciation from the Spor family to the people of Anthony.

The City of Anthony was bestowed a quilt made by members of the Spor family.  It included family photos and art work of Joseph P. Spor Jr.'s children.  This quilt will hang in the Anthony Museum.

Rollie Williams sang "Oh Danny Boy" a capella.  The ceremony was ended with the entire audience singing God Bless America.

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