Travis Manion Foundation to host 14th annual 9/11 Heroes Run 5K in Lithia; Plant City Photo Archives & History Center to celebrate Constitution Day; Southeastern Grocers honors 9/11 anniversary with 20 percent discount for first responders.
Travis Manion Foundation to host 14th annual 9/11 Heroes Run 5K in Lithia
The Travis Manion Foundation, one of the nation’s leading veteran service organizations , will host their 14th annual Lithia 9/11 Heroes Run 5K race on September 11th at 8 a.m.
Starting at Park Square Plaza in Fish Hawk Ranch, 16144 Churchview Dr, Lithia, the annual race aims to unite the community in commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the Sep. 11 attacks and honor the lives lost on that day and in the wars since, along with veterans, military and first responders.
The 9/11 Heroes Run national race series will be held in more than 50 locations across the country and around the world. Registration is now open for those who wish to participate and the series is expected to draw over 60,000 participant worldwide.
“The 20th anniversary of the September 11th attacks is an opportunity to reflect,” TMF President Ryan Manion said. “We reflect on the civilians and first responders we lost that day, and all those lost in the wars since, including my brother. Especially at this time in our nation’s history, it’s important that we come together to remember what connects us as Americans and rediscover the strength of our character. It has never been more important to let those who have sacrificed so much in the last two decades know that we are here for them. This is what the 9/11 Heroes Run race series is all about.”
Plant City Photo Archives & History Center to celebrate Constitution Day
In honor of Constitution Day, the Plant City Photo Archives & History Center will donate copies of pocket book The U.S. Constitution, And Fascinating Facts About It to all visitors who stop in prior to Thursday, Sep. 16.
The small 96-page book contains information on the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation (and America’s first president), and the Supreme Court and landmark cases.
The Photo Archives & History Center, located at 106 S. Evers St. in downtown Plant City, is open from 10:15 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
For more information, email email@example.com or call 813-754-1578.
Southeastern Grocers honors 9/11 anniversary with 20 percent discount for first responders
Southeastern Grocers Inc. (SEG), parent company and home of Fresco y Más, Harveys Supermarket and Winn-Dixie grocery stores, is honoring the 20th anniversary of 9/11 with a special discount for first responders and welcoming local communities to join the grocer in remembrance of the nearly 3,000 people who lost their lives on that tragic day.
In commemoration of the tragedies that occured 20 years ago, all stores will pay tribute to local first responders with an exclusive 20 percent off the total grocery purchase for firefighters, police officers, EMTs, paramedics and emergency dispatchers who shop on Saturday, Sep. 11 with their Fresco y Más, Harveys Supermarket or Winn-Dixie Rewards account.
Additionally, all SEG stores will observe four moments of silence the morning of Sept. 11 to correspond with each pivotal minute on that day when the world and so many lives were changed two decades ago. Each store will pause in remembrance beginning at 8:46 a.m., then 9:03 a.m., 9:37 a.m. and 10:03 a.m.
“At Southeastern Grocers, we remember this monumental day in history by honoring the courageous heroes that selflessly served our communities on that day that changed our lives forever and by recognizing our heroes who continue to serve on the front lines every day,” President and CEO of Southeastern Grocers Anthony Hucker said. “We acknowledge the brave individuals who stand up when their neighbor is faced with danger, and we hope this act of gratitude will empower our associates, customers and others to spread kindness in honor of the 9/11 heroes and all those we lost 20 years ago. On this solemn day of remembrance, it’s more important now than ever that we stand in unity. We are stronger together.”