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Ceremony to honor Patriot Day
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For the seventh year in a row, Dawson County Emergency Services will honor fellow citizens whose lives were lost in terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.

A Patriot Day memorial service will begin Thursday, Sept. 11, at 8:30 a.m. The community is invited to join Emergency Services staff at Fire Station 1.

Emergency Services Chief Lanier Swafford said it is important for Emergency Services to continue hosting the service each year.

Patriot Day is an important day to pause and remember the tragic events of 2001, he said. Those who died that day and those who have served and died since that day to protect our freedom and to reflect how America has changed since that day.

The service is expected to last about 30 minutes, Swafford said. Emergency Services Chaplain Charles Blackstock will lead the service of remembrances, and the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 970 will lead the Pledge of Allegiance. A special music performance also is planned.

Fire Station 1 is located at 393 Memory Lane.