WOOSTER — The Moreland Community Historical Society will host the eighth annual Community Heritage Day on Saturday, Oct. 6 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Gail and Gwen Miller’s farm located at 8594 James Road, Wooster.
Along with the typical festivities found at community gatherings, this year, event organizer Gail Miller expanded the idea of a community gathering to include a presentation by Sharon Deitrich about Flight 93 that was hijacked on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001.
"Sharon has met the families of those that were on the flight 17 years ago," said Miller. "She got to know a lot of those folks and this is a way of preserving history with a memorial concept as well."
On that morning in 2001, two airplanes were hijacked after they departed from Boston and were flown into the World Trade Center in New York. Another plane was hijacked from Washington, D.C. and was flown into the Pentagon in Arlington, Va.
The fourth plane, Flight 93, left Newark, New Jersey en route to San Francisco when hijackers took control of the aircraft as it was nearing Cleveland. The aircraft eventually crashed in Somerset County, Pa., killing everyone on board.
Commonly referred to as "9/11," Deitrich started a campaign, 93 Cents for Flight 93, in an attempt to help raise money for the Flight 93 Memorial near Shanksville, Pa.
According to Deitrich’s website, 93centsforflight93.org, the mission of the organization is to get everyone to donate 93 cents to help finance the memorial — a $30 million effort directed by the National Park Foundation.
Deitrich’s presentation will begin at 1:30 p.m.
Other scheduled activities include:
? 11:30 a.m. — ODNR Wildlife Officers Aaron Brown, Jeremy Carter and K-9 partner Finn
? 12:30 p.m. — Cedar Valley Cloggers
? 2:30 p.m. — A presentation and salute to Vietnam veterans with Ken Kitchen and the 555th Honor Detachment
? 3:30 p.m. — Vintage Base Ball game featuring the Smithville Stars
? 4:30 p.m. — Kiddie tractor pull
? 5:30 p.m. — Concert by John Schmid
Activities taking place throughout the day include:
? Linda Price from the Wilderness Center
? Jeff Zemrock’s Native American display
? Civil War Camp with a musket display and President Lincoln actor Gerald Payn
? Marlboro Volunteers weaponry museum
? Buggy and hay rides
? A silent auction featuring a Henry Golden Boy .22 rifle
The event is free to attend and will have a chicken and pork barbecue by donation. Ample parking and shuttle service will be available.
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