The Easton Economic Development Corporation (EastonEDC) along with community partners Talbot County Department of Emergency Services and the Talbot County Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals were awarded a $10,000 grant from The Arc of the United States in collaboration with the AmeriCorps/September 11 Day of Service and Remembrance Project for their collaborative community educational event series, “We Are One: Community Supporting Community.”
The project will be one of many across the country that will pay tribute to the individuals lost and injured on September 11, 2001, as well as honor the first responders and the many others who have risen to service in a crisis. The purpose of this awareness effort is to empower the general public to be caring, responsive community members should their fellow citizens need their support and to be mindful of the work of first responders in their community.
Downtown Banner Project
The Talbot County Young Professionals will support a series of public art activities during the summer open to everyone. The interactive events will focus on helping people that may be vulnerable in a crisis, such as people with disabilities, the elderly, and underserved community members. There will be a series of free, inclusive public art project days throughout the summer where everyone is encouraged to come learn about the effort and create their own work of art illustrating the theme, “We Are One: Community Supporting Community.” A selection of the entries will also be displayed on banners throughout the downtown Easton area August and September, 2023.
On September 11, please join us and the Town of Easton for our 9/11 Day of Remembrance Ceremony. The inclusive, free, outdoor event will be held in downtown Easton at 9 AM. Guest speakers will remark on the importance of 9/11 and honor the memory of the Americans lost on that day. Current first responders will also be honored for their support of our community.