FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CARBONDALE – To show appreciation for our nation’s first responders and commemorate the 20th anniversary of the September 11 terror attacks, the City of Carbondale will host a Patriot Day Ceremony on Saturday, September 11, 2021, at 9 a.m.
The brief ceremony will be held at the flagpole in front of Altgeld Hall on the SIU campus and will feature a guest speaker, flag-lowering service, Honor Guard, and prayer.
The Patriot Day Ceremony will conclude with a moment of silence and the ringing of a bell at 9:28 a.m., the local time the World Trade Center's North Tower collapsed in New York City in 2001.
There will be a limited number of chairs available during the ceremony. The City encourages attendees to bring their own chair and socially distance during the event.
For more information, contact the City of Carbondale's Public Relations Officer Roni LeForge at 618-457-3262.
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