The South Bend Fire Department will be joined by the Clay Fire Territory, Mishawaka Fire Department and the St. Joseph County Police Department in hosting a Patriot Day Remembrance Ceremony.
It’s set for 9 a.m. Sunday, September 11th at the 9/11 Memorial at St. Patrick’s Park at 50651 Laurel Road.
Mayor Buttigieg will speak at the ceremony, which will honor area soldiers who were killed in combat in the Global War on Terror in Iraq and Afghanistan, first responders who died while actively serving and all who paid that ultimate sacrifice on September 11th, 2001.
“September 11th, 2001 shaped the way a generation of Americans views the world, and it deeply affected my own life.” Buttigieg said. “Fifteen years later, we reflect on those who were lost and on how our nation can become more resilient and resolved in the face of tragedy and terror.”
This is the 15th annual observance commemorating the sacrifice made by firefighters, emergency medical personnel, and military members who have given their lives in the line of duty. It is held in solidarity with Patriot Day that now marks the anniversary of the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks.
“Since 9/11, we’ve come together at this time to honor the service of the men and women who put their lives on the line when others are in danger,” Fire Chief Steve Cox said. “We ask the community to join us in recognizing our first responders and military members who have made the ultimate sacrifice and those who continue to serve at home and abroad.”
Information from this story was pulled from a South Bend Fire Department press release