Texarkana Texas Convention Center to pay tribute to 9/11


TEXARKANA — The Texarkana Texas Convention Center will have two huge beams of light shining into the sky in remembrance of the lives lost during the Sept. 11 terror attacks.

Law Tigers Arkansas and Ladies in Leather Parade & Rally 200 organizer Amber Cohen says the move will be undertaken to pay tribute over the entire weekend.

“From the grounds of the Texarkana Texas Convention Center two huge blue beams of light will shine into the night sky in remembrance of the 2,977 people who died and more than 6,000 that were injured in the biggest terrorist attack this country has ever seen. Never Forget,” Cohen said.

Howie Wright, the marketing manager for Law Tigers Arkansas in Houston, will bring the lights. Wright was a gunnery sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps. and served over 10 tours overseas. Wright will drive to San Antonio from Houston to pick up the lights and then deliver them to Texarkana.

Madison Middleton, the display organizer, invites the public to attend the lighting ceremony at 8:00 p.m. on Sept. 11 at the convention center.