Tomahawk Fire Department hosting Patriot Day ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park

By Jalen Maki

Tomahawk Leader Editor

TOMAHAWK – The Tomahawk Fire Department will host the annual Patriot Day Ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 11, at Veterans Memorial Park, continuing a Tomahawk community tradition of honoring the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City, as well as the emergency personnel who responded to the scene.

In the event of inclement weather, the event will take place at Generations Funeral Home & Crematory, 1400 N. 4th St., Tomahawk.

The date marks the 20th anniversary of the attacks.

The event, which is open to the public, will begin with reflection at 10 a.m., followed by the ceremony at 10:30 a.m.

The ceremony will feature the posting of colors, and invocation by Pastor Larry Mathein, and the playing of the National Anthem.

City of Tomahawk Mayor Steven E. Taskay will deliver a proclamation, after which, law enforcement, EMS, fire department, and military personnel will deliver speeches.

After the speeches, “Amazing Grace” will be performed on bagpipes.

The ceremony will be concluded with the playing of “Taps,” a benediction by Pastor Mathein, the retirement of colors, and closing announcements.

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