Irrigon Hosts 9/11 Concert

December 01, 2011 | Linda Anderson

The Irrigon (Ore.) Church hosted its second-annual gospel and patriotic concert on Sept. 11 at the Irrigon Marina Park on the Columbia River.

The event included a color-guard service, patriotic songs and gospel singers and featured speakers Kris Perkins, lieutenant colonel from the Umatilla Army Depot, and Greg Smith, Oregon congressman.

Nearly 400 people attended, including firefighters, police offers and first responders, who were specially invited to be recognized at the event.

All Irrigon churches were invited to participate, and members provided music, equipment, cookies and punch.