Lincoln, NE (September 8, 2022) The public is invited to two Patriot Day ceremonies this Sunday, September 11, hosted by Lincoln Fire and Rescue (LFR), the Parks and Recreation Department and the Veterans Memorial Garden Advisory Council (VMGAC). Visit lincoln.ne.gov/patriotday for more information.
- 8:30 a.m. – LFR invites the public to a 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony on the north side of the State Capitol building, 1445 “K” St. The event also will be broadcast live on LNKTV, the City’s government access channel and facebook.com/LNKFireRescue. It is available on ALLO channel 2 and Spectrum channel 1300. The ceremony will also be available on demand at LNKTV.lincoln.ne.gov and YouTube.com/LNKTVcity.
The event will pay tribute to first responders who died in the line of duty in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, and includes a flag raising by a combined Lincoln-Lancaster County honor guard; LFR Pipe and Drum Corps; audio clips from September 11, 2001; a 21-gun salute; and remarks by Lancaster County Sheriff Terry Wagner.
- 9:30 a.m. – The public is invited to the annual 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony at the Veterans Memorial Garden in Antelope Park, 3200 Veterans Memorial Dr.
The free ceremony will include members of the VMGAC posting a wreath by the Post 9/11 Monument, reading of the names on the Post 9/11 Monument by VMGAC Events Committee members Diane Bartels and Joyce Peck, and brief remarks by VMGAC Vice Chairperson, Craig Anderson. The wreath recognizes those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, as well as those who responded to the attacks on that day and since.
VMGAC members will be available in the garden after the ceremony for tours and questions. In case of inclement weather, the event will be moved to the Auld Pavilion located just west of the garden.
The Veterans Memorial Garden in Antelope Park is open year-round from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. For more information about the Lincoln Parks and Recreation, visit parks.lincoln.ne.gov. More information on LFR is available at fire.lincoln.ne.gov.