Community invited to 9/11 Patriot Day Ceremony to be held

Event is in remembrance of all those who lost their lives during the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001

VANCOUVER — The Community Military Appreciation Committee (CMAC), in partnership with the city of Vancouver, invites the public to attend a special Patriot Day ceremony at Vancouver City Hall in remembrance of all those who lost their lives during the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

The Community Military Appreciation Committee, in partnership with the city of Vancouver, invites the public to attend a special Patriot Day ceremony at Vancouver City Hall in remembrance of all those who lost their lives during the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Photo by Mike Schultz
The Community Military Appreciation Committee, in partnership with the city of Vancouver, invites the public to attend a special Patriot Day ceremony at Vancouver City Hall in remembrance of all those who lost their lives during the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Photo by Mike Schultz

The event, sponsored by CMAC and Waste Connections, starts at 9 a.m. in front of City Hall, 415 W. 6th St., Vancouver.

The ceremony will include the Vancouver Fire Honor Guard and Piper, musical performances, a ceremonial Vancouver Fire Department bell ringing, Vancouver Veterans of Foreign Wars rifle salute, and remarks by Vancouver Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle, Vancouver Fire Department Division Chief Tom O’Connor, and Vancouver Police Assistant Chief Mike Lester.

A community wreath will be laid at the national flagpole in front of City Hall in honor of all first responders and civilians who lost their lives on that day, and 51 doves, led by the spirit dove, will be released in honor of our states.

Information provided by city of Vancouver.

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