Patriots Day Ceremony To Remember 9/11 Thursday


In memory of the tragic events that took place Sept. 11, 2001, a Patriots Day program will be held at the Payson American Legion Post 69, 709 E. Highway 260.

Events start at 9 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 11, in front of the Legion post.

There will be a prayer, a flag-raising ceremony, a rifle salute by the Payson Military Honor Guard and conclude with "Taps."

A display, honoring deceased law enforcement personnel and veterans, plus the firemen who perished in rescue efforts after the Sept. 11 attacks, will be available for viewing following the service. A memorial "watchfire" will begin at 6 p.m., Sept. 11 and continue until 6 a.m., Sept. 12. Prayer sticks and material for memorials will be available for those who wish to participate.

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