“It’s a way for us to respect what happened on that day,” said Rachel Crumbley, marketing representative for Callaway Gardens. “I hope that people will take time to reflect on the events and enjoy some peace and quiet.”
The gardens and exhibits will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept. 11, free to the public as a way to remember the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001 — a series of four suicide attacks aimed at New York City and Washington, D.C., in which almost 3,000 people died.
Callaway Gardens is a 13,000-acre resort located in Pine Mountain. Founded by Cason Callaway in 1952, the gardens feature a wide variety of recreational attractions including a large, enclosed butterfly habitat and the John Sibley Horticulture Center known for its wide variety of cultivars and native plants.
“The natural surroundings of the gardens provide a wonderful place to reconnect with each other and focus on what is important in life,” Crumbley said. “The exhibits are free, but all other services including food, lodging and the resort will cost.”
For additional information call Crumbley at 706-663-5187 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.