The public is invited to observe Patriot Day, the 17th anniversary of the 9-11 terrorist attacks, at a ceremony Tuesday, September 11 at the Veterans Memorial Garden in Antelope Park. The free event starts at 11 a.m. and is hosted by the Veterans Memorial Garden Advisory Council, the Lincoln Parks and Recreation Department and the Lincoln Parks Foundation.
The event will include time for quiet reflection and remembrance, the ringing of the Nebraska Liberty Bell and a wreath-laying ceremony in tribute to the 9/11 victims, survivors and responders. The public is invited to tour the garden before or after the event to honor the sacrifices made throughout our country's history.
If the weather is bad, the event will be moved to the Antelope Park Enclosed Shelter located just north of the garden.
The Veterans Memorial Garden in Antelope Park is open year-round from dawn to dusk. For more information about the Lincoln Parks and Recreation, visit parks.lincoln.ne.gov. For more information on the Lincoln Parks Foundation, visit lincolnparks.org or call 402-441-8258.