FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

September 15, 2021

Media Contact: city@cityofglenarden.org

City of Glenarden Mayor Cross and Community Leaders Partners with the Military Women’s Memorial 9/11 Walk to Remembrance Relay

 From the Office of Mayor Cashenna A. Cross

GLENARDEN, MD – On Saturday, November 11, 2021 from 0600AM – 0630AM on location at the Glenarden Veterans Memorial we held a 9/11 remembrance sunrise prayer vigil. Thank you to our magnificent eight fitness teammates, Glenarden American Legion Post 275, Glenarden American Legion Auxiliary Unit 275, and Glenarden, MD Police Department for keeping the candles lit glowing in remembering of the sacrifices of the civilians, first-responders, military, community and international allies who labored and some paid the ultimate sacrifice during and following the tragic events of 9/11/2001. On this day 20 years, later we raise our US flags and commit to never forget!

What: Glenarden 177-mile relay partnership with the Military Women’s Memorial from September 5-11th Remembrance Rally. We represent from Maryland, Illinois, Florida, and Texas collectively in our team of eight.

Why: This year marks the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks-the horrific acts of terrorism that changed America forever. Since that fateful day and the attacks on our nation’s foundations and freedoms.

Team results: Goal 177miles actual: 223.505 miles collectively. That’s going above and beyond!

Team “Moving the Mission Forward”: Jessie Huff Jr , Mario Cross , Mayor Cashenna A. Cross , La’Claire and Zafira Cross (Glenarden, MD); Brooke Gee (McKinney, Tx); Tammy Dotson (Riverview, FL) and Tessa Somers (Shirleyley, IL) 2021 Military Women’s Memorial 9/11 Remembrance Relay Partners.

Members helped contribute at the platinum level to raise $11,563 in support to help sustain the Military Women’s Memorial’s operations and continue to document and share the stories of those who serve.