Macon, Georgia - The Historic Riverside Cemetery Conservancy will hold the 1st Annual September 11th Commemoration at Riverside Cemetery. The event will begin at 9:00 am on Sunday September 11, 2011, and will take place at the memorial marker for Major Wallace Cole Hogan, Jr.

The Riverside Cemetery 9/11 Commemoration will honor Major Wallace Cole Hogan Jr., the Armed Forces, all first responders, and other fallen heroes. Three Combat Sustainment Battalions, the 352nd, the 361st, and the 377th will provide Color Guard, Taps, 21 Gun Salute, and Wreath-laying. Prominently featured will be prayers from an inclusive group of local clergy who will pray for global solidarity and unity for healing for Major Hogan's family and the community. The clergy are as follows:

· Reverend Marcus Tripp, Pastor of Vineville United Methodist Church

· Rabbi Lawrence Schlesinger, Temple Beth-Israel

· Father Dawid Kwiatkowski, St. Joseph Catholic Church

· Imam Adam Fofana, Islamic Center of Middle Georgia

· Robert Hughes, Retired General, Special Guest Speaker (non-clergy)

The service is open to the public. In the event of rain, the service will move inside the Macon Public Mausoleum.

The Historic Riverside Cemetery Conservancy was created to preserve, enhance and share the beauty and history of Riverside Cemetery for the benefit of present and future generations. Through educational programs and special community-wide events, the Conservancy's board of directors invites visitors in Middle Georgia and beyond - whether or not they have loved ones interred there - to enjoy the beauty and rich history of the cemetery. For more information about the 9/11 Commemoration and/or the Riverside Cemetery Conservancy visit or call (478) 742-5328.