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September 10, 2008 > 9/11 - A day of remembrance

9/11 - A day of remembrance

The horrific events of September 11, 2001 still resonate with most people who experienced the shock, anger and grief associated with that day of mass murder. In recognition of those who gave their lives and others who performed valiant and heroic public service in the following hours and days, ceremonies are held across the nation on the anniversary of that day. Designated as "Patriot Day" by law, flags are flown at half-mast from sunrise to sundown and people of the United States observe a moment of silence.

Although many public meetings will observe a moment of silence on or near the date, a few local gatherings are planned:

Union City

The mayor and City Council of Union City would like to extend an invitation to the public to attend a memorial service honoring those who perished on September 11, 2001 and recognizing the men and women in public safety that devote their lives to ensure the safety of the communities they serve. A gathering will take place on Thursday, September 11, 2008 at the Fight 93 Memorial site in Sugar Mill Landing Park located on Dyer Street at Alvarado Niles Road across from Union Landing Shopping Center. The ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. and last approximately 45 minutes. Attendees are requested to park at the Union Landing shopping center.

Milpitas

Annual Patriot Day dedication will provide the community with a chance to remember those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. This dedication will center on a photograph of the Twin Towers donated to the City of Milpitas by the Milpitas High School Photography Department. A special flag will be flown with the inscription "In remembrance of the 2,996 lives lost on September 11" and the ringing of the fireman's bell. Patriot Day ceremony will be held on Thursday, September 11 at 9 a.m. at Veterans Memorial Park, 457 E. Calaveras Boulevard.

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