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Patriot Day program is Sept. 11

The Pike County American Legion Family will host the annual Pike County Patriot Day Observance Program on the south side of the Pike County Courthouse Square in Zebulon on Saturday, Sept. 11 at 10 a.m. ’This year is a more than special occasion in that it is the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks,’ said Post 197’s Bryan Richardson. ‘As with many communities across this nation, Pike County will be observing and remembering the events of Sept. 11, 2001.’ Highlights of the program will include the multi-organizational Color Guard posting of the colors, special music, the posting of a wreath at an erected Sept. 11 Memorial, Last Call tribute to the FDNY, NYPD and EMS by the Meansville Volunteer Fire Department; and Taps for the military service members as well as all the 2,977 victims who perished that tragic day. Guest speaker, veteran and Legionnaire Stephen Golias will share his amazing story relating his interaction during the events of Sept. 11, 2001. ’Please join the community as Pike County honors and continues to remember the 2,977 victims of Sept. 11,’ said Richardson. ‘Bring your youngsters so they can learn about what happened that fateful day and following 9-11. Seating is limited, so you are encouraged to bring your lawn chairs.’

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