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Those whom we lost on September 11, 2001, will forever hold a cherished place in our hearts and in the history of our nation. By a joint resolution approved December 18, 2001, (Public Law 107-89), Congress authorized the president to designate September 11 of each year as "Patriot Day" to perpetuate the memory of those who perished in the attack on America and to pursue peace and justice in the world and security at home.


Shelby County Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8904 and the Ladies Auxiliary invite the citizens of Shelby County to join them at their annual Patriot Day Observance, Wednesday September 11th, 2013 at the Veterans Memorial located on the grounds of the Historic Shelby County Courthouse.  The program will begin at 9:30 am and include a prayer, Pledge of Allegiance, lowering of the colors to half-staff, remarks by Center Fire Chief Keith Byndom, Center Chief of Police Jim Albers and Jessie Griffith of ACE EMS, memorial wreath laying, bagpipes by Joaquin Mayor Mike Wood.  The program will be closed out at 9:46 a.m. (the time the first airliner crashed into the north tower of the World Trade Center) with the playing of Taps by David Treadaway of Bugles Across America.

If you cannot join us we urge all citizens to take a moment to remember the over 3000 innocent people who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. Sacrifice is meaningless without remembrance.  America’s collective consciousness demands that all citizens recall and be aware of the deaths of their fellow countrymen. More information contact Larry Hume, at 598-2976.

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