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Carbondale to Host Patriot Day Ceremony to Commemorate 20th Anniversary of September 11 Attacks

CARBONDALE – To show appreciation for our nation’s first responders and commemorate the 20th anniversary of the September 11 terror attacks, the City of Carbondale will host a Patriot Day Ceremony on Saturday, September 11, 2021, at 9 a.m.  

The brief ceremony will be held at the flagpole in front of Altgeld Hall on the SIU campus and will feature a guest speaker, flag-lowering service, Honor Guard, and prayer.

The Patriot Day Ceremony will conclude with a moment of silence and the ringing of a bell at 9:28 a.m., the local time the North Tower collapsed in New York City.

There will be a limited number of chairs available during the ceremony. The City encourages attendees to bring their own chair and socially distance during the event.