Thursday, Sept. 8: Troy University will be the site for Alabama's "Be Ready Day" from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. A special program featuring Gov. Robert Bentley, honoring the state's first responders and commemorating 9/11 events will begin at 1 p.m. in Sartain Hall on the Troy Campus.
An activity of National Preparedness Month, the day features displays of equipment and agencies active in emergency and disaster response, interactive demonstrations and preparedness information.
Admission is free and open to the public. Area schools are being invited to attend the day. All activities will be located in Sartain Hall, the Sartain Hall parking lot and Tailgate Terrace.
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The event is sponsored by the Governor's Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, Alabama Department of Homeland Security, Alabama Emergency Management Agency, the Pike County Emergency Management Agency and Troy University.