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Patriot Day ceremony scheduled for 9-11

The public is invited to attend the city of O’Fallon’s annual Patriot Day ceremony, which will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 11, at the city’s 9-11 First Responders Memorial.

9/11 Memorial in O'Fallon
First Responders Memorial in O’Fallon (Kate Uptergrove photo)

Constructed from steel salvaged from the New York City’s World Trade Center, which was destroyed on Sept. 11, 2001, the monument is located in the parking lot on the east side of O’Fallon’s Municipal Centre (City Hall),100 North Main Street.

The event is dedicated to first responders, the police, firefighters and paramedics who stepped forward to rescue victims of the attacks in 2001, and the victims and their families. The ceremony includes remarks by students from Fort Zumwalt North High, Mayor Bill Hennessy and Police Chief Tim Clothier; a moment of silence; a rifle salute and the placing of the wreath by the police, fire and ambulance districts Honor Guard. At the end of the ceremony, the public will have an opportunity to place flowers at the memorial.

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