Honoring veterans on Patriot Day
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- A former South Bend judge and WWII veteran is the driving force behind a new Patriot Day ceremony.
“The veterans are on that list not because of what they had or left, but because they gave their lives or part of their lives, some of them all of their lives for military service and our country," said Miller.
There will be two ceremonies for this historic event. The first begins at 9:30 a.m. at the St. Joseph County Courthouse. The second begins at 11 a.m. at the Miller Veteran's Center.
Seventeen years ago today, thousands of people died in the September 11 terrorist attacks.
There are several Patriot Day ceremonies happening across Michiana to honor the nearly 3,000 people who died.
Here are some of them:
- 9 a.m. at St. Patrick's Park at 50651 Laurel Rd.
- 10:45 a.m. at Holy Cross College
- 11 a.m. at St, Joseph Health System at 5215 Holy Cross Parkway Mishawaka, Ind.
- 6:30 p.m. at 2307 Elwood Ave., South Bend, Ind.