The Marine Corp League in Costa Rica will take the lead Sept. 11 in marking the anniversary of the terrorist attacks in the United States.
A spokesman said that the memorial service will be at 11 a.m. at the Sept. 11 park in Sabana Norte. This is the park that was refurbished and renamed in the wake of the terrorist attacks. The location contains a monument to those who died that day when terrorists used passenger jets as weapons.
The ceremony will be at 11 a.m. The day is a Tuesday. The announcement said that everyone is invited.
A Marine Corps League spokesman said that the Marines took the initiative when it appeared there might be no ceremony. A U.S. Embassy spokesperson said Monday that embassy staffers would join with the Marines in the ceremony.
The Marine Corps League is made up of mostly expats who served on active duty with that branch of U.S. services and also supporters who may not be Marines.