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City of Lakewood to hold Patriot Day Ceremony

The City of Lakewood will solemnly commemorate Patriot Day with a flag-lowering ceremony beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 11 in the west parking lot at Lakewood City Hall.

The 30-minute ceremony will include the presentation of the colors by the Lakewood High School Jr. Navy Reserve Officers Training Corps, remarks from Mayor Steve Croft and musical performances.

The ceremony will also include a moment of silence and candlelight vigil led by Bishop David Montgomery of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. At the conclusion of the event, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department trumpet players will play Taps as our nation’s flag is lowered for the evening.

Since first gathering two weeks after the horrific events of Sept. 11, 2001, Lakewood residents have come together annually to remember the victims of the terrorist attacks and pay tribute to the U.S. military personnel and public safety first responders who protect and serve us at home and abroad. Residents are warmly invited to join again in the 21st anniversary commemoration of Patriot Day.

This article was released by the City of Lakewood.