2021 RED WHITE AND BLUE RALLY FOR 9/11 20TH ANNIVERSARY
2071 STEPS HONOR WALK
Walk around the bases for our first responders we will never forget. Twenty years ago the Towers went down. The Tunnel To Towers Foundation’s goal is to honor the sacrifice of firefighter Stephen Siller, who laid down his life to save others on September 11, 2001. They also honor our military and first responders who continue to make the supreme sacrifice of life and limb for our country.
How can you help?
1. Be part of the 2071 Steps Honor Walk by first donating to "TUNNEL TO TOWERS FOUNDATION".
Be sure to print off the donation record.
2. Register to take part in the walk. Register to Walk
3. Bring your donation receipt and check in at the McLean County Republican Tent by the main gate at the Corn Crib by 1:00 on Saturday. You'll receive instructions on where to assemble for the walk.
You can also register and pay your donation in person by 1pm at the McLean County Republican Tent at the Corn Crib.
10:00 Static Displays; Community Organizations; Venders; Voter Registration; Check in for 2071 Steps Honor Walk; Kid’s Activity Center; Fifty/Fifty Raffle for Tunnel to Towers with drawings throughout the day. All located near the Main Gate and open through the day
10:30 Opening Program
Welcome– Connie Beard– Chairman McLean County Republicans
Invocation– Pastor Glenda Jackson, Abundant Life Church
Presentation of Colors under the leadership of VFW Post 454
Pledge of Allegiance– McLean County Sheriff Jon Sandage
National Anthem– Grace Henderson– Music Connections Fdn.
Dedicating the Memory– Marine Lt. Col (ret) Paul Schimpf
Throwing the First Ball by Paul Schimpf
11:00 Game One Red White and Blue Softball Tourney
12:30 Game Two
2:00 2071 Steps Honor Walk Participants take to the field
2:30 Stearman Flight presentation of WWII Military Aircraft flyover
2071 Steps Honor Walk
4:00 Final Playoff Game for Red White and Blue Softball Tourney
Presentation of Traveling Trophy to Winning Team by
5:30 Dinner Break– Field preparation for evening program
6:30 Welcome—Connie Beard– Chairman McLean County Republicans
Special Raising of the Flag
Pledge of Allegiance led by Kevin Keller of the Marine League
National Anthem -Habitat for Humanity Choir, Director Michael Claver
Bloomington Mayor Mboka Mwilambwe
Congressman Darin LaHood
Memorial Presentation of Names of the Fallen
Celtic Cross Pipes and Drums
Benediction by Chaplin Mel Barth, Founder of Heroes of Ground Zero
7:30 Fireworks Tribute
The McLean County Republican Party strives to serve through pulling together the best people and the best ideas to address the needs of our county. We believe Republican principles provide the key to creating solid, proven solutions to the challenges of maintaining a safe, prosperous community. As an all volunteer, grass roots organization we are excited to see new workers join our efforts. Explore the website, attend one of our monthly gatherings and discover how you can make a difference in your community.
Chairman Connie Beard
McLean County Republican Party
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