Patriot Day program to honor first responders

By Messenger Staff | Published Saturday, September 9, 2017
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The Wise County Veterans Group will hold a Patriot Day program 10:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 11, at the Wise County Veterans Memorial Park, 405 N. Trinity St., in Decatur.

Patriot Day, observed as the National Day of Service and Remembrance, is every year on Sept. 11 in memory of 2,977 people killed in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

The Wise County event will include guest speakers, including Wise County Messenger Publisher Roy Eaton, Wise County Sheriff Lane Akin and Decatur Fire Chief Mike Richardson.

The Decatur Fire Department Honor Guard will also take part in the ceremony that will honor local first responders.

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