City of Lincoln
2004 Media Releases
Mayor Coleen J. Seng today encouraged Lincoln area residents to observe the third anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on America by attending "Patriot Day – Lincoln Remembers," a free community memorial ceremony at 7:30 p.m. Friday, September 10 at the Veterans Memorial Garden in Antelope Park. The U.S. Congress has designated September 11 as "‘Patriot Day" and has asked local governments to observe the day with appropriate programs. This year’s event will feature a concert by the AVI8ORS ensemble, a five-person group which presents a USO-style show featuring songs of the World War II era.
"It is important that we never forget the events of September 11," said Mayor Seng. "Our Patriot Day event is an opportunity to remember the victims of that day and to honor those who serve us as emergency responders and in the military."
The program is being organized by the City of Lincoln and the Mayor’s Advisory Council for the Veterans Memorial Garden. The public is encouraged to arrive early to tour the Garden and its memorials. Music from Lincoln Pipe and Drum will begin at 7 p.m. The half-hour program beginning at 7:30 p.m. will include remarks from Mayor Seng, State Adjutant General Roger Lempke and Jeff McCullough, a cousin of Monte Hord of Central City who died in the Trade Center attacks. The AVI8ORS concert begins at 8 p.m.
Sponsors for the event include the Abel Foundation, HWS Consulting Group, Lincoln Plating, Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital, Olsson Associates, Pfizer, Tabitha Health Care Services and Talent +. Bench seating will be available, but those attending are encouraged to bring lawn chairs. Refreshments will be available in the enclosed shelter north of the Garden. Parking is available north and south of the Auld Recreation Center, with overflow parking available at the Folsom Children's Zoo. Handicapped parking is available south of Auld. The program will be interpreted for hearing impaired persons, who are invited to sit in the reserved section. In case of rain the event will move inside the Auld Recreation Center.
The program will be taped for airing on 5 CITY-TV, the government access cable channel. More information on the AVI8ORS is available at avi8ors.com. More information on the event is available by contacting the Mayor’s Office at 441-7511 or on the City Web site at lincoln.ne.gov.