It is the 11th of September today. On purpose to demonstrate Georgia-USA close partnership the marathon was held with participation of military engaged in Noble Partner 2020. The sport event was dedicated to commemorate those who died as a result of terrorist attacks in New York, as well as those military who sacrificed for global security.
The marathon started with special composition performed by the Queen’s Own Gurkha Logistic Regiment. The marathon finished with awarding ceremony. Exercise Directors, Colonels Roland Dzneladze and Jason Fryman handed the first five soldiers over commemorative plaques, coins and certificates that crossed the finish line.
Georgian and American military of Joint Training and Evaluation Center (JTEC) marched symbolically 11 kilometers distance nearby Vaziani area to commemorate those who died as a result of terrorist attacks in New York on September 11. The military started marching from Combat Training Center (CTC) with the national flags of Georgia and USA.
Later on Exercise Directors of Noble Partner 2020, Colonels Roland Dzneladze and Jason Fryman commemorated all people who died in 9/11 terrorist attacks. They laid a wreath at the memorial and with a minute of silence honored to 343 fire fighters who died heroically in result of terrorist attacks in New York on September 11, 2011. Commander of Georgian, USA, UK, French and Polish units also attended the wreath laying ceremony at the memorial near Mtskheta.