Patriot Day Ceremony
Patriot Day on September 11th honors the memory of the nearly 3,000 people who were killed in the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Each year, in the United States the day is dedicated to remembering those who died as well as those who risked their own lives to save others.
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 September 11, 2001.
The event starts at 9:00 a.m. on September 11, 2019, 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.
On September 11, 2001, four planes were hijacked. The hijackers then deliberately flew three of the planes into two important buildings, the Pentagon in Washington DC and the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York. The fourth crashed into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. The loss of life and damage that these hijackings caused form the biggest act of terrorism ever on United States soil. Nearly 3000 people died in the attacks and the economic impact was immense.