Patriot Day ceremony to be held by local fire departments

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Several area fire departments will be hosting a Day of Remembrance for those who gave their lives in the line of duty on Sept. 11, 2001.

South Bend Fire Department in concurrence with Clay Fire Territory, Mishawaka Fire Department and the St. Joseph County Police Department will host the event on Sept. 11 at 9:00 a.m. at the Freedom Memorial “Standing Tall” in St. Patrick’s Park located at 50651 Laurel Road.

Representatives from Congresswoman Walorski’s office and Senator Donnelly’s office along with Mayor Pete Buttigieg will speak about the tragedy of Sept. 11 that rocked the nation.

Hundreds of first responders and thousands of civilians died on that tragic day including one South Bend native Katie McCloskey.

South Bend Adams High School graduate McCloskey was among the 2,763 people who lost their lives when the World Trade Center fell on Sept. 11, 2001.  

“We ask the community to join us in recognizing our first responders and military members who continue to serve at home and abroad, and all who have died to protect others,” said Fire Chief Steve Cox.

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