Edgemont Baptist Church, 150 Fairfield Pike, will host a “Hero Sunday” on Sept. 12 at 10 a.m.
“Every September, we invite our law enforcement, firemen, EMS, and first responders to join us for a special service to thank them for their service to our community,” said Pastor Jimmy West.
He began the event years ago when he was a pastor in Louisiana. It was a way to remember those who gave their lives on 9-11, as well as recognize a police officer that made a difference in Pastor West’s life when he was younger.
“It’s always been a great opportunity to thank those who don’t always get thanked,” he said. A meal will be provided immediately following the service.
Volunteers from the Bedford County Republican Party helped set up a Field of Flags display this weekend, sponsored by Defenders of Freedom, on Lane Parkway across from Shelbyville police headquarters to honor those killed on Sept. 11, 2001.
The Fire Department will have their ceremony and display in front of Shelbyville fire and police headquarters beginning at 8 a.m. today.