City of Lincoln
2016 Media Releases
- September 9, 2016
- For More Information Contact:
- Diane Gonzolas, Citizen Information Center, 402-441-7831
- Nancy Crist, Lincoln Fire and Rescue, 402-610-2655
- Ron Lechner, Veterans Memorial Garden, 402-560-3342
Mayor Urges Public to Observe Patriot Day
Events planned at fire stations and Veterans Memorial Garden
Mayor Chris Beutler encouraged the public to attend two public Patriot Day events in Lincoln Sunday, September 11, the 15th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the United States.
- All Lincoln Fire and Rescue stations will host short memorial services at 8:45 a.m. After the ceremonies, the public is invited to tour the stations and visit with local firefighters and emergency responders. Fire Station 1 is at 1801 "Q" Street, and other stations addresses can be found at fire.lincoln.ne.gov.
- The Advisory Committee for the Veterans Memorial Garden will host its annual Patriot Day Ceremony at 11 a.m. in the garden in Antelope Park. The keynote speaker will be Deb Coyne, whose niece, Lincoln Southeast High graduate Jennifer L. Dorsey-Howley, died in the World Trade Center attacks. If the weather is bad, the event will be held in the nearby Auld Recreation Center.
"While the images and emotions of that tragic day are still vivid in our minds 15 years later, we realize that students of high school age and younger don't share those memories," Mayor Beutler said. "It is important that we tell them the stories of those who perished and those who became heroes that day. They need to know how our nation came together and grew stronger. And we need to pass on our appreciation and gratitude for our veterans, those now serving in the military and their families."