Rotary Honors First Responders on 9/11

Most people can rarely recall what they had for lunch more than a week ago, but if you ask anyone who was alive during the September 11, 2001 attacks, and they will be able to call to mind even the smallest details of that day, at least, that is the belief of two FBI Police Officers who responded to Ground Zero shortly after the attacks.

Lieutenant Tim Harvey and Sergeant Danny Khris Johnston are both highly decorated FBI Policemen, who were called to duty to help with the efforts in New York after the horrific attacks at the World Trade Center Towers.

The two, in addition to 40 area first responders, were invited to a special program at the International Mother’s Day Shrine, held by the Rotary Club of Grafton, honoring the efforts of first responders and the lives affected by the tragic events that took place on 9/11.

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Mother's Day Tea Party!
In advance of Mother's Day, at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 4 at the International Mother's Day Shrine, 11 East Main Street, Grafton, WV, the Taylor County Public Library (TCPL) in collaboration with the International Mother's Day Shrine will host the annual Mother's Day Tea Party. Seating is limited to 65 guests, so you must pre-register to attend. The 65 attendee seats includes four spots for children in high chairs. Again, registration is required so call (304)265-6121 to secure available seating and to be able to attend and participate. Please wear your Sunday best. Finger foods and tea will be served. DON'T FORGET TO REGISTER!

Honor Mom With Carnations

GRAFTON―The International Mother’s Day Shrine is getting ready for Mother’s Day. It is a tradition for families to honor living and deceased mothers with a vase or basket of white carnations, the official flower of Mother’s Day.

Grafton Floral is now accepting orders for this annual tradition. The Mother’s Day program will list these floral tributes for living mothers as being in honor of/presented by. Likewise, tributes for deceased mothers will be listed as in memory of/presented by.  To participate and honor your mother, call Grafton Floral at 304-265-4260 and ask to have a vase or basket of carnations delivered to the Mother’s Day Shrine on Saturday, May 11


Families can pick up their carnation vases/baskets following the annual Mother’s Day service at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 12, at the International Mother’s Day Shrine in historic downtown Grafton.  Any arrangements not picked up will be left on display until the blooms fade, then they will be removed.


The International Mother's Day Shrine is a non-profit organization.

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Grafton, WV 26354

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