Sept. 11 ceremony to honor first responders, local hero

LeRoy W. Homer Jr. Foundation, Mission BBQ will host 11:30 a.m. event

This Friday, the 19th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, the LeRoy W. Homer Jr. Foundation will be partnering with Mission BBQ for a free outdoor event. They will host program held outside the Mission BBQ restaurant to honor first responders as well as Marlton resident LeRoy W. Homer Jr., which will begin at 11:30 a.m.

Homer was the First Officer of United Airlines Flight 93, which was hijacked as part of the Sept. 11 attacks. Passengers and crew reclaimed control of the plane and crashed into a field near Shanksville, Pa., killing all 37 passengers and seven crew members but saving those at the intended target of the U.S. Capitol.

A memorial shadow box honoring Homer will be dedicated during the ceremony, and then will hang on Mission BBQ’s Sept. 11 Memorial Wall.

First responders who attend the event will receive a free sandwich as a gesture of the restaurant’s and foundation’s gratitude.

Visit leroywhomerjr.org for more information.