September 11, 2008 –
MAYETTA: A memorial service was held today on the grounds of the Prairie Band Casino & Resort to honor the fallen victims of the 9/11 World Trade Center disaster.
Paul Juedes, PBPN Firefigher/Paramedic, emceed the event that included remembrance speeches by Tribal Police Chief Sam Grant and J.R. Mueller, Director of Emergency Services. In addition, We-Ta-Se American Legion Post #410 posted colors, gave a 21-gun salute and played taps, and Prairie Band Health Center employee, Bill Read played “Amazing Grace” on the bagpipe. Representatives from the Kickapoo Fire Department, Jackson County Emergency Services, PBPN Police Department and the Potawatomi Fire Department also participated as flag bearers and helped raise the American flag that was hoisted by the Potawatomi Fire Department’s #651 ladder truck.
Tribal Council attended today’s event along with other tribal members and employees of the PBPN government and Prairie Band Casino & Resort. Sponsors for the event included the Potawatomi Fire Department, PBPN Tribal Police Department, and Prairie Band Casino & Resort.