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Date:
September 4, 2009
For More Information Contact:
Diane Gonzolas, Citizen Information Center, 441-7831
Keith Fickenscher, Veterans Memorial Garden, 486-8570, 440-2997

Public Invited To Annual Patriot Day Program

The Veterans Memorial Garden in Antelope Park will again be the site of "Patriot Day - Lincoln Remembers," a free community memorial to observe the eighth anniversary of the terrorist attacks on America. The event is at 11 a.m. Friday, September 11. It is sponsored by the City of Lincoln and the Mayor's Advisory Council for the Veterans Memorial Garden.

Speakers will include Mayor Chris Beutler; Keith Fickenscher, Chairman of the Mayor's Advisory Council for the Veterans Memorial Garden; General Mark Musick; and Deborah Coyle whose niece died in the attack on the World Trade Center. Rev. Don Coleman will give the invocation and benediction, and Lincoln Fire and Rescue and the Lincoln Police Department will provide the color guard for the event. Zuri will sing "My Country, 'Tis of Thee," "The National Anthem" and "God Bless America." Lumir Vajgrt will play "Taps."

The public is encouraged to arrive early to tour the Garden and its memorials. Bench seating will be available, but those attending are encouraged to bring lawn chairs. Parking is available north and south of the Auld Recreation Center. Handicapped parking is available south of Auld. In case of rain the event will move inside the Auld Recreation Center.

The next event at the Garden is the Veteran's Day tribute at 11 a.m. November 11.

For more information, contact Fickenscher at 486-8570 or 440-2997.


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